Palestinian wounded at Al-Aqsa compound slips into coma | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Walid al-Sharif, 21, wounded allegedly by Israeli police is in important situation as tensions flare in Jerusalem.

A 21-year-old Palestinian man who suffered a critical head harm on Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday has fallen right into a coma and is in important situation, his household says.

Walid al-Sharif has been combating for his life amid a tense state of affairs that has seen Israeli troopers attacking worshippers at Al-Aqsa compound on a near-daily foundation, because the holy Muslim month of Ramadan is nearing its finish.

A sponge-tipped bullet fired by the Israeli police hit Walid al-Sharif’s head or neck within the early hours of Friday, his household and witnesses alleged.

Nevertheless, the Israeli police claimed that al-Sharif, a resident of Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis, fell and sustained a head harm whereas pelting stones at them.

Early on Friday, Israeli police raided Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third-holiest web site. Al-Sharif was one of many 57 Palestinians injured within the police motion, in response to the Palestinian Pink Crescent.

He was moved to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Heart in Jerusalem, which stated in a press release that there was “no proof of harm from stay ammunition”.

‘Allah may help him now’

Member of the Israeli Knesset Ahmad Tibi, who visited al-Sharif on the hospital, stated his situation was important after “affected by widespread mind harm”.

Al-Sharif’s brother advised the Israeli Haaretz day by day that his situation had deteriorated in a single day.

“He’s in a coma, oxygen isn’t reaching his mind and he has bleeding on the mind and a cranium fracture,” he stated, including that docs had exhausted their therapy choices. “We’re simply ready and solely Allah may help him now,” he stated.

Israeli authorities are bracing for demonstrations by Palestinian residents of Israel, who’ve stood in solidarity with their compatriots throughout the Inexperienced Line, the 1967 armistice line. Cities like Nazareth and Umm al-Fahem have seen protests over the violence towards worshippers at Al-Aqsa compound.

Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is a frequent flashpoint of tensions as extra Israeli Jews have tried to upend the established order by praying there.

The silver-domed mosque contained in the 35-acre compound is known as al-Haram al-Sharif, or the Noble Sanctuary, by Muslims, and because the Temple Mount by Jews.

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Al-Aqsa Mosque raids, closures and restrictions by Israeli forces. (Al Jazeera)

Final 12 months, assaults on worshippers and makes an attempt to expel Palestinians from their properties within the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah ended up in an 11-day conflict on Gaza.

Jerusalem has been a tinderbox in current weeks as Ramadan, Easter and Passover holidays drew 1000’s to holy websites, and Israeli forces tried to cease Palestinians – Christians and Muslims – from accessing their holy websites.

Tensions have flared within the occupied West Financial institution additionally after Israeli forces killed 16 Palestinians between April 5 and 22. Not less than three Israelis have been additionally killed, and 945 Palestinians and 23 Israelis have been injured through the interval, in response to a United Nations tally.

Israel carried out air raids in several areas of the besieged Gaza Strip twice final week.

The UN stated that on April 22 an 18-year-old Palestinian man succumbed to wounds sustained on April 9. He was shot by Israeli forces throughout a search-and-arrest operation in al-Yamun, within the Jenin space.

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