ON FRIDAY SUPPORT JERUSALEM: A STRONG ISRAELI CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTS LEAVES THREE MARTYRS AND HUNDREDS INJURED




By Adel Tayari –TDO-TUNUSIA- Three Palestinian youths were killed in the town of Abu Dis, the town of Tur, and the town of Ras al-Amud in occupied Jerusalem.  Hundreds of people were also wounded by Israeli fire during protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank after Friday prayers on Friday, July 21, in response to calls to support Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Mohammed Mahmoud Sharaf, 17 years, from the town of Ras al-Amud in Jerusalem, was shot dead by an Israeli settler in the neck.  A second Palestinian youth, Mohammed Hassan Abu Ghannam, 21 years, was also killed during protests in the town of Al-Tur in the occupied city of Jerusalem. Later, Mohammed Mahmoud Lafi, 18 years, from Abu Dis, died from wounds sustained during the protests.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) confirmed that 391 Palestinians were injured during the protests against Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. They were wounded by live bullets and rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs, assaults and burns.

confrontations erupted between Palestinians and Israeli occupation soldiers on Friday morning to evening at several points in the occupied city of Jerusalem, especially after the end of Friday prayers, rejecting the recent measures of occupation in Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque, in particular the establishment of electronic gates.

The most dangerous confrontations were at the Asbat Gate, the Salah al-Din Street, the Council Gate, the Sa'adia neighborhood, Ras al-Amud, Jabal al-Mukabber, Silwan and al-Eizariya, southeast of occupied Jerusalem and Qalandia refugee camp.

In the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, Israeli occupying forces fired live ammunition and rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas at worshipers who went to the northern entrance of the city, in a march of anger in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the town of Teqoa, east of Bethlehem, Palestinian youths attacked Settlers' cars passing through the bypass road opposite the village with stones and the Israeli occupation forces responded with fire and tear gas canisters at the youths.  The confrontations also spread to the Al Khalil city, in the southern West Bank, in addition to several areas in the area of ​​factories Jishuri, west of the city of Tulkarem, in the northern West Bank.