A Martyr and a woman wounded by the Israeli occupation's gunfire in Jerusalem
February 22, 2020


A young man was martyred and a woman was wounded, Saturday afternoon, by the Israeli forces, in the area of Lions Gate- one of Al-Aqsa Mosque’s gates–under the pretext of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack.

According to local sources in the village of Jabal Al-Mukabber, the Martyr is Maher Za’atra, 33, from Al-Sal’a neighborhood.

The information center stated that the occupation forces stormed the Martyr's house, arrested his mother and two brothers, transferred them to the investigation center, and closed the area during the storming operation.

The occupation forces detained the body of the Martyr Za’atra, bringing the number of Jerusalemite martyrs whose bodies are detained in the occupation refrigerators to four; Mesbah Abu Sbeih, Fadi al-Qunbar, Aziz Aweisat and Za’atra.

On Saturday, the Israeli occupation forces opened fire towards Za’atra, while walking in area of Lions Gate in Jerusalem, on the pretext of trying to carry out a stabbing attack, during which a woman was wounded in the leg and transferred to hospital for treatment.

The occupation forces also completely closed the entire area of Lions Gate, and were deployed along the road between Hutta and Lions gates.