Days of Palestine – Jerusalem
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned in the strongest terms the Israeli occupation forces’ attack on the mourners of slain Palestinian youth Walid al-Sharif in the occupied city of Jerusalem, injuring dozens.
The General Secretariat considered this brutal attack on the funeral and the desecration of the sanctity of Islamic cemeteries a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions and called for investigation and accountability.
It also called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards obligating Israel, the occupying power, to stop its ongoing violations and provide international protection for the Palestinian people and their sanctities.
A 23-year-old Palestinian who was shot in the head by a rubber-coated metal bullet fired by Israeli occupation forces who attacked Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on April 22 has died today of his wounds, according to a family member.
Abdul Rahman al-Sharif, said his brother, Walid, a resident of the northern Beit Hanina neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem, has died in hospital after being in a coma since his injury, which caused him a head laceration and severe bleeding in the brain, which he never recovered from.
The Israeli forces first detained Walid al-Sharif, exacerbating his injury before he was taken to hospital.
It was the dawn hours on the third Friday of Ramadan when thousands of people attended prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy fasting month when Israeli occupation forces attacked the Palestinian worshippers injuring 152 people, including Walid al-Sharif, and detaining more than 500 others.