A Jerusalemite Martyr…the occupation forces suppress the Evening and Night Prayers
July 22, 2017

The 24-year old Jerusalemite Yousef Abbas Kashour was martyred on Saturday after suffering critical injuries during clashes in the village of Abu Dis east of Jerusalem.

Hani Halabieh, spokesman of popular resistance committees, explained that Kashour was critically injured in the chest while preparing an “explosive device” during clashes in the village of Abu Dis.

Funeral processions were carried out on Saturday night in Abu Dis Cemetery.

Amjad Abu Asab, head of Jerusalemite detainees and prisoners families committee, explained that the Martyr is the son of freed prisoner Abbasi Kashour who was arrested in the early 1980 and spent 5 years of his 15-year prison sentence.  He was released in a prisoner exchange deal in 1985. 


A partial strike was held in the city of Jerusalem on Saturday to mourn the Martyrs that passed away on Friday during clashes to support Al-Aqsa Mosque.


Thousands of Palestinians performed all five prayers in the areas of Lions Gate and Al-Majles gate despite being suppressed by the occupation forces in the area of Lions Gate between the Evening and Night prayers.

The occupation forces attempted to prevent worshippers from being in the area of Lions Gate. They assaulted and beat then as well as suppressing them with sound grenades and rubber bullets as well as spraying them with wastewater. Despite that, worshippers insisted on praying in the area. Prayers were held at the upper entrance of Lions Gate and few meters away in Wad Al-Joz in addition to prayers inside the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Red Crescent explained that 62 people were injured in the area of Lions Gate in Jerusalem with rubber bullets, sound grenades and tear-gas canisters. Fourteen injuries were transferred to the hospital for treatment while the rest were treated on field.


Clashes broke out in the villages of Silwan, Esawyeh, Al-Tur and the neighborhood of Wad Al-Joz between the occupation forces and young men.