Heartbreaking Scenes As Aiia's Body Returns Home
Cars displaying black flags jammed streets as mourners gathered to farewell murdered student Aiia Masarwa, who was laid to rest near Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
Family and friends of the 21-year-old have paid their final respects alongside hundreds of other mourners who lined the streets of her home town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, a Palestinian city one hour north of Tel Aviv, Israel.
After landing from Australia, her coffin was transported to the local mosque, where prayers were held for her.
A sign outside the mosque read "Violence is the language of filthy ones" in Arabic.
Her coffin was later carried out by close family members draped in silver cloth and lowered into the ground just after 11am local time.
Aiia Masarwa was found dead in Bundoora on Wednesday morning.
Masarwa, 21, was living in Melbourne and studying at La Trobe University as part of an exchange program.
She was on her way home from The Comic's Lounge in North Melbourne on Tuesday night when she was attacked.
Police say it's likely she travelled on the Route 86 tram to Bundoora, stepping off around midnight.
Her body was found by passers-by in nearby bushland outside Polaris Shopping Centre about 7am on Wednesday.
As she made her final journey home, a small vigil was held near where she was murdered, with plans to plant a memorial tree and unveil a plaque at the site.
Featured Image/ with AAP.