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Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in recent Temple Mount clashes

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A Palestinian man who suffered a serious head injury during clashes on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount several weeks ago died of his wounds on Saturday morning, medical officials said.

Palestinians said that the man, Walid a-Sharif, 21, was hit by a sponge-tipped bullet during the clashes on April 22.

However, police said he was injured after he fell and hit his head while throwing rocks.

Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center said he arrived at the hospital with a “head injury and in very serious condition,” without publicly determining the cause of the injury.

He was in a coma since he was hospitalized, the hospital said.

Clashes and unrest had been breaking out at the al-Aqsa Mosque that sits atop the Temple Mount nearly every day during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in April.

Police said a-Sharif was one of the masked youths hurling rocks when he fell over and hit his head on the stone floor. His family disputed this, saying he was hit by a sponge bullet, used by police that morning.

لحظة إصابة قوات الاحتلال شاباً واعتقاله من المسجد الأقصى صباح اليوم.. يذكر أن حالته خطيرة جداً pic.twitter.com/QYHpQegqHI

— AlQastal القسطل (@AlQastalps) April 22, 2022

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