Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- A Palestinian young man has been executed by Israeli forces near the Hittah gate of Al Aqsa mosque this evening.
Local sources said Israeli soldiers directly opened fire at the young man, murdering him immediately.
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The Israelis prevented crews from the Palestinian Red Crescent from reaching the area or providing medical care for the young man.
After the execution, Israeli forces closed all the gates of the holy mosque and prevented worshipers from entry. Israeli police deployed in the old city of Jerusalem as well.
In the same context, the Israeli occupation forces announced that a border policeman has been moderately wounded when the young man tried to stab him.