Mohammad Abu Ghannam

July 21, 2017: Mohammad Hasan Abu Ghannam, 20, was killed by Israeli soldiers during protests that took place after the army invaded at-Tour neighborhood, in East Jerusalem.

Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers surrounded the Palestinian after shooting him, and that he bled to death when the army prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him.

Following the fatal shooting, Israeli soldiers and undercover officers frequently invaded Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem, after surrounding it, apparently to retrieve the corpse to the slain Palestinian, but young men managed to smuggle it out of the hospital, and his burial ceremony was held shortly afterwards.

Many Palestinians were also injured by Israeli fire and gas bombs, during the clashes, and one of the wounded Palestinians suffered a serious injury.

Al-Makassed Hospital also has issued an urgent call for blood donations, due to the large number of Palestinians, who were shot and injured by Israeli army fire, in different parts of the Jerusalem.

Mohammad was the third Palestinian to be killed within a few hours, after an armed Israeli settler killed a teenage boy, identified as Mohammad Mahmoud Sharaf, 18, in Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, in East Jerusalem, while the soldiers also killed Mohammad Lafi, 18, from Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem, after shooting him with a live round in his heart.

The Israeli army declared Jerusalem’s Old City a closed military zone, preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving it, denying them access to Al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers.

The Palestinian Red Crescent has reported that at least 140 Palestinians have been injured, and that most of them were shot by the army, while several others suffered fractures and bruises after being assaulted by the soldiers. Mohammad was from Abu Dis town, in Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC

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

Hail Stawi

July 14, 2017: Hail Stawi, 30, was killed by Palestinian gunmen during armed clashes that took place near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem.

Hayil, an Arab-Israeli who served as Staff Sergeant Major with the Israeli police, was killed along with another Arab-Israeli officer, identified as Staff Sergeant Major Kamil Shnan, while another police officer was injured, while exchanging fire with the three Palestinians, who were shot dead in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinians who were killed in the gun clashes were also Palestinian-Israeli citizens from Umm al-Fahem Arab majority town, identified as Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Jabarin, 29, Mohammad Hamed Abdul-Latif Jabarin, 19, and Mohammad Ahmad Mifdil Jabarin, 19.

Eyewitnesses said the three Palestinians were riding a motorcycle, before exchanging fire with the officers, and then ran towards the Dome of the Rock in Al-Aqsa compound where they exchanged fire with the officers, who were chasing them, before they were killed.

Following the fatal incidents, the soldiers completely sealed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and canceled Friday prayers, before preventing all Muslim worshipers from entering or leaving the mosque’s courtyards.

The Israeli police also detained and interrogated the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, in addition to 58 employees of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in Jerusalem.

The Mufti was later released after being ordered to pay a 10.000 Israeli Shekels bail, after several hours of detention and interrogation.

The police interrogated the employees for several hours, and released 53 of them, while three employees, identified as Ayman al-Khalidi, Majed Tamimi and Tariq Sandouqa, were remanded for further interrogation. Hayil was from al-Maghar town in Israel’s northern district. Source: IMEMC

Kamil Shnan

July 14, 2017: Kamil Shnan, 22, was killed by Palestinian gunmen during armed clashes that took place near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in East Jerusalem.

Shnan, an Arab-Israeli who served as Staff Sergeant Major with the Israeli police, was killed along with another Arab-Israeli officer, identified as Staff Sergeant Major Hail Stawi, 30.

Another police officer was injured during the gun clashes with the three Palestinians, who were shot dead in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinians who were killed in clashes were also Palestinian-Israeli citizens identified as Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Jabarin, 29, Mohammad Hamed Abdul-Latif Jabarin, 19, and Mohammad Ahmad Mifdil Jabarin, 19, from Umm al-Fahem Arab majority town.

Eyewitnesses said the three Palestinians were riding a motorcycle, before exchanging fire with the officers, and then ran towards the Dome of the Rock in Al-Aqsa compound where they exchanged fire with the officers, who were chasing them, before they were killed.

Following the fatal incidents, the soldiers completely sealed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and canceled Friday prayers, before preventing all Muslim worshipers from entering or leaving the mosque’s courtyards.

The Israeli police also detained and interrogated the Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, in addition to 58 employees of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in Jerusalem.

The Mufti was later released after being ordered to pay a 10.000 Israeli Shekels bail, after several hours of detention and interrogation.

The police interrogated the employees for several hours, and released 53 of them, but remanded for further interrogation three employees, identified as Ayman al-Khalidi, Majed Tamimi and Tariq Sandouqa.

Kamil, the son of former Arab-Israeli Member of Knesset, Shakib Shnan, was from Hurfeish town in Israel’s northern district. Source: IMEMC