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Palestinian family mourns autistic son killed by Israel police

Jerusalem (AFP) – Iyad Hallak, a 32-year-old Palestinian man with autism, passed Israeli police every day to reach his special needs school in Jerusalem’s Old City.  Last week a police officer who believed Hallak was armed shot him dead, leaving his family searching for answers and igniting widespread grief and anger.Thousands of mourners massed for Hallak’s funeral while the social media hashtag #PalestinianLivesMatter echoed the fury being seen at mass protests against police violence and racism in the United States.Hallak, brown-haired, well-built and with broad shoulders, cut an imposing f…

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