A Palestinian wounded in April in clashes with Israeli police dies

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A Palestinian who had been injured in April, in clashes with the Israeli police in the Esplanade of the Mosques of Jerusalem-East, died this Saturday, his relatives and medical sources announced.

“A wounded man evacuated a few weeks ago from the Old City (…) with a head injury and in a very serious condition, died,” announced the Israeli hospital that received the patient.

The family also confirmed the death.

According to the Palestinian press agency Wafa, he is Walid Al-Sharif, 23, a native of the Beit Hanina neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a Palestinian part of the city, which was occupied in 1967 and later annexed by Israel.

According to the agency, the deceased was injured on April 22, in clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli police in the Esplanade of the Mosques, where the Al Aqsa mosque is located, the third holy place for Muslims.

Jews call the Esplanade the Temple Mount and also venerate it, although under the current status quo they cannot pray inside the compound. Just outside the Esplanade, at its bottom, is the Wailing Wall, the holiest place of prayer for Jews.

Since mid-April, these clashes at these holy sites have left more than 300 injured, the vast majority of them Palestinians.

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