Yousef Kashour

July 22, 2017: Yousef Abbas Kashour, 24, was killed by Israeli soldiers in the al-‘Ezariyya town, to the east of East Jerusalem.

Yousef was shot with a live round in his chest, and was moved to Jericho governmental hospital, in Jericho city, before he was later transferred to the Palestine Medical Complex, in Ramallah, due to the seriousness of his condition.

He was shot during clashes that took place after Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian worshipers, who held evening prayers near the Tribes Gate in Jerusalem, and sprayed them with waste-water mixed with chemicals.

Thousands of Palestinians have been holding prayers in the street and alleys surrounding Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, rejecting Israel’s closure and of the holy site, demanding unrestricted entry to the holy site, and refusing to go through metal-detention electronic gates that have been installed around the mosque,

Following the fatal shooting which took place on Friday morning, July 14, leading to the death of three Palestinians, and two Israeli officers, who were all Arab citizens of Israel,  the Israeli government started imposing harsher restrictions on all Palestinians wishing to enter the mosque. Yosef was from Abu Dis town, east of Jerusalem. Source: IMEMC