The authorities are planning to investigate relatives of Ahmed Mahmid, an Arab Israeli who was shot dead after attempting to stab a policeman, because he suspected they were violating the agreed conditions for his funeral on Sunday evening.
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Law enforcement believes that more than 150 people attended the funeral, which according to them is in conflict with the agreements with the family.
The police also intends to keep the financial guarantee of 50,000 shekels ($ 13,690) that the family provides.
The police said in a statement that the agreement with the family had been reached on "conditions that allow the remains of the terrorist, Ahmed Mahmid, to be delivered to his family for a funeral in Umm al-Fahm.
"The conditions of the police were violated illegally after hundreds of participants were present as opposed to an order that defined the time of the funeral, the route and the number of participants [up to 150 family members]. "
Mahmid's family members said Saturday that he suffered from mental distress and that the attempt was not politically motivated. They also said that he could be stopped without being killed.
Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman recorded the images of the funeral on his Twitter account and wrote: "Are you still wondering why Umm al-Fahm must be part of Palestine and not Israel?" The faces of many hundreds of yesterday people who participate in terrorism funeral with Palestinian flags and cries of & # 39; in spirit and blood, we will redeem the martyr & # 39 ;, will eventually answer the question for you.The plan that I promoted many years ago for territorial exchanges and population exchanges are more relevant than ever. & # 39;
In March, the Knesset approved an amendment that allowed the police to withhold the bodies of terrorists for burial and delay their transfer if they believe that the funeral could lead to a loss of life or injury, incitement to terrorism, or general expressions of identification with the terrorist and his actions.