Thousands attend funeral of Israeli killed in nightclub

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

(Ariel Schalit, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.

Read more on:    turkey  |  israel

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.