Thousands of people attended on Monday the funeral of a South Africa-born young Israeli man killed the day before in a rare Palestinian gun attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The crowd of mourners, many of them young people and soldiers, gathered at Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul cemetery, where Eliyahu Kay was laid to rest.
The 25-year-old Kay was pronounced dead in a Jerusalem hospital on Sunday after being wounded in a gunfire attack carried out by a Palestinian member of the militant Islamist movement Hamas.
Another civilian and two police officers were injured, with the perpetrator shot dead by Israeli forces.
Israeli Public Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev said the “premeditated attack” was carried out by a Hamas operative living in the Shuafat neighbourhood of east Jerusalem, occupied and annexed by Israel in 1967