BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – An Israeli settler murdered a Palestinian teenager during the mass demonstration outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, today, Maan News Agency reported this afternoon.
The Palestinian teenager was identified by local activists as Mohammad Sharif, 17, of Jerusalem.
Sharif is the first Palestinian murdered during the “Day of Rage for Al-Aqsa” – the perpetrator’s name has not been released yet.
In addition to the death of Sharif, many Palestinian activists have reported via social media that Israeli settlers have fired indiscriminate gunshots at their crowds.
Thousands of Palestinians, both Muslims and Christians, are taking part in the first Day of Rage for the Israeli closure of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.