Three Palestinians killed in police shooting at Aqsa Mosque

3 Palestinians killed al-Aqsa

Two Israeli policemen were proclaimed dead

Three Palestinian young men were killed on Friday morning in a shootout with Israeli police officers at the Aqsa Mosque in Occupied Jerusalem.

Eyewitnesses reported that the three young men traded fire with police officers at one of the Mosque’s gate before they rushed to the plateau of the Dome of the Rock, where they were shot dead.

The Mosque’s management, however, said the bodies of two Palestinians were in a courtyard of the Islamic holy site

According to a Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reporter in the city, the shooting happened in the morning at al-Sahira Gate of the Mosque.

A spokeswoman for the police claimed that three officers were wounded in the gunfight, two of them seriously.

Later, Israeli medical sources announced that two police officers succumbed to their injuries and died.

The three young men were identified as residents of Umm al-Fahm city in Haifa from the family of Jabbarin. All of them bore the same name, Mohamed.

Consequently, the Israeli police ordered the closure of the Aqsa Mosque compound, saying there would be no prayers for Muslims at the holy site on Friday.

(Source / 14.07.2017)


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