Mohammad Sharaf

July 21, 2017: Mohammad Mahmoud Sharaf, 17, was shot by an Israeli settler in Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, while Israeli soldiers shot and injured many Palestinians, during ensuing clashes.

Mohammad was shot in the neck with a live round fired by the settler, while the soldiers also attacked and clashed with dozens of Palestinians after preventing them from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers.

The attack took place at a military roadblock in Ras al-Amoud, after hundreds of soldiers were deployed in the area, completely isolating Al-Aqsa from its surrounding area.

The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) has reported that its medics have been unable to reach many injured Palestinians due to the extensive Israeli military and police deployment, and the strict siege blocking all roads and neighborhoods leading to Al-Aqsa Mosque, and added that at least two of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries.

Hundreds of Palestinians participated in Sharaf’s burial and funeral ceremony in Sweih neighborhood, in Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem.

Earlier Friday, Israel decided to prevent all Palestinian men, below the age of fifty, from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, and even Jerusalem’s Old City, and deployed thousands of soldiers and officers into the city.

It is worth mentioning that Sharaf has just successfully finished high school, and was preparing to attend a local university for higher education. Mohammad was from Silwan, in Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC