21 year old Mahmoud Udwan was shot and killed by Israeli special forces in Qalandia refugee camp near Ramallah earlier today. The Israeli forces attacked the camp in the early hours of this morning during an arrest raid. Palestinian youth are reported to have attempted to resist the invasion by throwing stones at the Israeli forces, but Mahmoud Udwan is said to have been standing on the balcony of his house when shot and killed.
Following the carrying out of an official autopsy in Abu Dis, Udwan's body was returned to Qalandia camp were he was carried through the camp's streets by mourners. Thousands of people gathered to join the funeral procession to Udwan's family house and then to the central mosque.
Mahmoud Udwan was finally laid to rest mid-afternoon following prayers in the mosque. Udwan is the fourth Palestinian from Qalandia camp to have been killed by Israeli forces this year and according to the United Nations, the 47th Palestinian killed by Israel in the West Bank in 2014.
MEMO photographer: Rich Wiles