Jordan curbs terrorist’s mourners


Jordan blocked relatives of the terrorist who carried out the Jerusalem shooting spree from publicly mourning him.

Ala Abu Dhaim, the Palestinian gunman who killed eight students at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva Thursday before being shot dead, had family in Amman who tried to set up a traditional Muslim mourning tent in his honor.

Jordanian police closed down the tent, however, deeming the ceremony inappropriate, Israel Radio reported Saturday.

Israeli authorities allowed Dhaim’s family in east Jerusalem to hold mourning rites for him, even overlooking Hamas and Hezbollah flags hung outside their home by local Palestinians.

But the family took down the flags late Friday. According to Israeli media, they had been warned by the security services that flying the colors of the Jewish state’s enemies could invite vigilante attacks.

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