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Violence erupts in Jerusalem after the funeral of Palestinian youth

JERUSALEM: Israeli police fired tear fuel and fired rubber bullets on Monday to disperse a crowd of Palestinian protesters who have been pelting stones after the funeral of a Palestinian youth. A Palestinian youth, Waleed Sharif, who was injured in a violent conflict with police on April 22, died on Saturday. Israeli police fired rubber bullets at Palestinian protesters who have been pelting stones at a delicate non secular website in Jerusalem, inflicting Sharif to undergo extreme head accidents. Lots of of individuals attended his funeral.

Sharif’s physique was taken to the Al Aqsa Mosque earlier than being taken to a cemetery exterior the Outdated Metropolis. Throughout this some folks within the crowd mentioned, “With our soul and blood, we’ll avenge your martyrdom. Palestinian flags have been additionally seen within the fingers of some folks, Israeli police mentioned, the protesters pelted stones, used sticks and arson on the safety forces. He additionally launched some movies wherein protesters are seen hurling items at police close to the graveyard and pelting stones on a close-by highway. Officers mentioned the police had to make use of tear fuel shells and rubber bullets to manage the violence.

On the identical time, the Palestine Red Crescent Rescue Service mentioned that 71 Palestinians have been injured in rubber bullets, hand shells and beatings. Of the injured, 13 folks needed to be admitted to the hospital, out of which two folks suffered eye accidents. In accordance with the police, six of its officers have been injured within the violence. On the identical time, 20 Palestinian residents have been arrested. A number of days earlier than Monday’s violence, folks carrying the coffin of al-Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Aqleh have been additionally allegedly crushed up by police. The incident was additionally broadly condemned. Shirin was killed in a gunfight throughout an Israeli army operation within the city of Jenin within the northern West Financial institution. At the moment she was current on the spot for reporting.

Israel-Palestinian tensions have escalated after current Israeli police clashes with Palestinians in and across the delicate non secular website of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque complicated. Al-Aqsa Mosque is taken into account the third holiest website in Islam. It is usually the holiest website of the Jews, which the neighborhood calls ‘Temple Mount’. Al-Aqsa Mosque has lengthy been the middle of dispute between Israel and Palestine.

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