Alwaght- Israeli Regime handed over the body of Musab Mahmoud al-Ghazali to the Palestinian on Sunday night, 65 days after he was killed by Israeli soldiers in al-Quds (Jerusalem), to be buried.
Maannews.com reported that Al-Ghazali, a 26-year-old Palestinian from al-Quds neighborhood of Silwan, was shot dead on Dec. 26 after Israeli police say he pulled a knife on an officer in Allenby Square in Jerusalem.
However, a witness on the scene said that al-Ghazali had not been holding a knife when he was killed.
Al-Ghazali’s family said at the time that the young man suffered from mental disabilities, and denied that he would have carried out an attack. They accused Israeli forces of "executing him in cold blood."
Al-Ghazali’s body was returned to its family entirely covered in ice due to being kept refrigerated in Israeli custody.
“The family committed to the conditions but Israel did not,” al-Ghazali’s uncle, Majd al-Ghazali, told Ma’an. “The family asked for them to take the body out of the morgue 24 to 48 hours before handing over the body so the ice would melt, but we were shocked that the ice was still on Musab’s body.”
It is said only 30 people were allowed to attend al-Ghazali’s funeral, mourners’ cell phones were confiscated and journalists were prevented from participating.
Also, Al-Ghazali’s sister was prevented from attending the funeral, as her name was allegedly not mentioned in the list of people allowed to be at the funeral.