Thousands attend funeral of Israeli killed in nightclub

2017-01-03 18:49
(Ariel Schalit, AP)

(Ariel Schalit, AP)

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Tira - Thousands of people attended the funeral on Tuesday of an 18-year-old Arab Israeli woman who was killed in the Istanbul nightclub attack.

Layan Nasser was celebrating New Year's with three friends on a trip to Istanbul when she was killed.

Mourners wept as they marched through the streets of the city of Tira behind a wooden coffin. One woman carried a sign with a picture of Nasser and the image of a rose.

Tira Mayor Mamoun Abd El Hai said the city declared a day of mourning in memory of Nasser, with banks and municipal offices closed.

"She had dreams to work;  to progress; to study; to raise a family, but unfortunately the terror put an end to her dreams and ended her life," said Abd El Hai.

The friends who traveled with Nasser mourned her loss.

"The biggest blow is that we lost my best friend," said one of them, Alaa Abd El Hai.

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