- Ibrahim Abu Thuraya was killed during a demonstration at Israel border fence
- The 29-year-old said in the past he lost legs during an Israeli air strike on Gaza
- He was a regular at protests and his body was carried through Gaza City
- Israel said 3500 people took part in what it called ‘violent riots’ by the fence
The funeral has taken place of a wheelchair bound Palestinian, shot dead in a demonstration in the Gaza Strip against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, 29, who was a regular at such demonstrations and in media interviews said he had lost both his legs in a 2008 Israeli missile strike in Gaza, was killed on Friday.
His body was carried through the streets of Gaza by a crowd, with Palestinian gunmen also present.
Thuraya was one of two other Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli troops with a further two killed on the West Bank, Palestinian medical officials said, along with 150 wounded.
Ibrahim Abu Thuraya was shot by Israeli troops near the Gaza border fence on Friday
Thuraya was a regular at such demonstrations and told local media he lost his legs in an Israeli air strike on Gaza
His body was carried through the streets of Gaza City by mourners the day after he was killed
In the occupied West Bank, one of the dead was a man who Israeli police troopers said was shot after he stabbed a member of their unit.
Witnesses said the Palestinian held a knife and wore what looked like a bomb belt though Palestinian medic who helped evacuate the man for treatment said the belt was fake.
The Israeli military said about 3,500 Palestinians demonstrated near the Gaza border fence.
‘During the violent riots IDF (Israel Defence Force) soldiers fired selectively towards main instigators,’ the military said in a statement.
Relatives of wheelchair bound Palestinian activist Ibrahim Abu Thuraya mourn at his funeral
Gunmen also took part in Thuraya’s funeral. The Israeli military said 3500 demonstrators took part in the protest that led to his death
A military spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the wheelchair-bound protestor,
In the West Bank, the Israeli military said that about 2,500 Palestinians took part in riots, rolling flaming tyres and throwing fire bombs and rocks at soldiers and border police.
There have been almost nightly Gazan rocket launches into Israel, so far without casualties.
Israel has responded with air strikes on Hamas facilities, one of which killed two gunmen.
Israel captured East Jerusalem, an area laden with Jewish, Muslim and Christian shrines, from Jordan in the 1967 war and later annexed it in a move not recognised internationally.
Palestinians hope that part of the city will be the capital of a future independent state.