The Martyrdom of Mohammad Abu Khalaf in the area of Damascus Gate
February 20, 2016

The 20-year old Mohammad Ziad Abu Khalaf passed away on Friday after being shot by the occupation forces in the area of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Witnesses explained that the forces opened fire towards the young man and critically injured him; minutes later he passed away. Witnesses also said that the forces shot the young man twice causing him to fall on the ground and then fired dozens of bullets towards him when he posed no threat to them. The police said that Mohammad attacked two borders control individuals with a knife and slightly injured them. The forces closed the area of Damascus Gate and its surrounding and closed Damascus Gate with red tape.