Israeli occupation assaults mourners of Martyr Al-Sharif
The Israeli occupation assaults those mourning Palestinian martyr Walid Al-Sharif and fires rubber-coated metal bullets on the ambulance transporting his body.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported on Monday that Israeli occupation forces stormed the cemetery in Al-Quds' Bab Az-Zahra and assaulted Palestinians mourning martyr Walid Al-Sharif.
Our correspondent said a number of people were asphyxiated inside the cemetery and that the occupation was preventing ambulances from reaching the location.
Palestinian media outlets also reported that Israeli occupation forces assaulted the mourning procession as the body was being transported from the hospital to the Al-Aqsa Mosque for prayers.
The IOF also fired rubber-coated metal bullets on the ambulance transporting the body.
Local sources asserted that violent confrontations took place in the cemetery after the IOF's attack.
مصادر محلية: "مواجهات عنيفة في مقبرة المجاهدين بالقدس بعد اعتداء قوات الاحتلال على موكب تشييع الشهيد وليد الشريف". pic.twitter.com/rHrcCVTFCu— الجرمق الإخباري (@aljarmaqnet) May 16, 2022
The Palestinian Red Crescent also said 16 people were injured during the IOF's assaults.
Walid Al-Sharif had been fighting for his life for the past three weeks; he fell into a coma on April 24 and was in a critical condition since.
Al-Sharif's head or neck was reportedly targeted by a rubber-coated Israeli bullet on April 22, according to his family and witnesses.
At the time of his injury, Israeli occupation forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and Al-Sharif was one of 57 Palestinians injured during the brutal attacks on worshippers.
During Ramadan, thousands of Palestinians challenged Israeli restrictive and repressive measures, making their way to Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray. Yet, the Israeli occupation forces turn the third holiest place for Muslims into a battlefield.