Scores of Palestinians march in funeral of Martyr Mahmoud Agha
Hundreds of Palestinians on Saturday marched in the funeral procession of 20-year-old Mahmoud al-Agha, who was killed the day before during clashes with Israeli soldiers east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza.
His relatives and friends carried his casket through the streets of Khan Younis before burying him in the cemetery of Gaza City.
Deputy head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya, who led the funeral prayer at Ahal Assunnah Mosque in Gaza, hailed in a speech before the mourners the bravery of Agha and the sacrifices of his family.
Haneyya said that Gaza does only participate in al-Quds intifada (uprising) with marches and events but also with blood.
The Hamas official called for actively supporting and taking part in the intifada in order to achieve the Palestinian people’s aspiration for freedom and victory.
Mahmoud al-Agha was shot dead on Friday by Israeli soldiers during an angry protest against the occupation in a border area east of Khan Younis in Gaza.
Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas mourned in a press release the death of Agha and affirmed he was one of its fighters.