1,090 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Forces over Last 10 Days

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) released a statement on Monday, July 24, detailing the casualties of the past 10 days, since Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem launched a protest against increased Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

On Monday evening, a Palestinian was shot in the head during clashes in the Jerusalem-area town of Hizma. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported him to be in critical condition.

According to the PRCS, approximately 1,090 Palestinians have been injured since Israeli authorities installed metal detectors, turnstiles, and additional security cameras at the al-Aqsa compound following a deadly attack there on July 14 in which two Israeli police officers were killed by assailants.

PRCS statistics indicated that 29 Palestinians were wounded, some seriously, by live fire, 374 were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, 471 suffered from tear gas inhalation — including 34 who were hospitalized — and 216 were “physically assaulted, burned or run over” during clashes with Israeli forces. Approximately 35% of the total number of injuries took place in Jerusalem.

During the same 10-day period, 4 Palestinians were killed during clashes with Israeli forces. The 4 fatalities were identified as 18-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Sharaf, 20-year-old Muhammad Hassan Abu Ghannam, 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Khalaf Lafi, and 24-year-old Yousif Abbas Kashur.

On Friday evening, July 21, a Palestinian assailant murdered three Israelis from the Solomon family in the West Bank settlement of Halamish. Just 90 minutes before the attack, the assailant posted on FaceBook that he was “going to die for Al-Aqsa.”