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Egypt's envoy attends slain Palestinian teen's funeral, warns against 'racism'

16-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir was burnt alive on 2 July

Ahram Online and MENA, Monday 7 Jul 2014
Thousands of Palestinian mourn death of teenager Mohammed Abu Khodeir (Photo: AP)
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Egypt’s ambassador to Palestine Wael Nasr El-Din attended on Sunday the family funeral of 16-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir who was burnt alive allegedly by Jewish extremists last week.

According to state-owned news agency MENA, El-Din condemned the killing, warning of the risks that may result from allowing unsanctioned "extremism and racism" to spread and their effect on the future of democracy in the region and the world.

He added that the incident brought back memories of "heinous crimes" committed in the first half of the 20th century.

El-Din went on to affirm his country's full solidarity with the people and leaders of Palestine, stressing that the culprit behind Khdeir's death must be punished by the law.

A group of far-right Jews suspected of having kidnapped and killed the young Palestinian was arrested on Thursday by Israeli police.

The brutal killing of Khdeir, which followed the killing of three young Israeli settlers, sparked four days of protests and violent clashes in the occupied territories.

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