A Palestinian man has died from the injuries he received on Saturday in clashes with Israeli forces on the outskirts of Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Palestinians staged mass protests against Israel’s decision to install metal detector frames at the entrances to the Temple Mount, where the al-Aqsa mosque, the third most important Islamic holy place, is located.
“The young man was seriously injured in the chest area in the region of Al-Eizariya, taken to a public hospital in Jericho, then transferred to a medical facility in Ramallah, where the doctors pronounced him dead,” the ministry said.
The clashes erupted on Friday, when Arab neighborhoods around the Old City of Jerusalem became the scene of clashes between Israeli police and Muslims, who gathered near the Old City to go to the Temple Mount and pray in al-Aqsa mosque.
Many of the Palestinians visiting the site refused to go through the detectors installed at the entrances to the holy site after a recent attack.
More than 200 Palestinians were injured and three were killed in clashes with police in the Arab districts of Jerusalem.
Clashes continued on Saturday and on Sunday night in the area. The Red Crescent reported that about 60 people were injured during Saturday clashes.