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Palestinian succumbs to his wounds after being shot in the head

25-year-old Muhammad Kanaan died on 27 July 2017 after being hit in the head by Israeli forces on 24 July.
25-year-old Muhammad Kanaan died on 27 July 2017 after being hit in the head by Israeli forces on 24 July.

A Palestinian yesterday succumbed to his wounds days after being shot in the head by Israeli forces during a demonstration against Israel's escalations at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Twenty-five-year-old Muhammad Kanaan was struck on Monday during a protest in his hometown of Hizma in the central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Kanaan had been in the Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah in critical condition.

Read: Israel removes intrusive 'security' measures, Al-Aqsa reopens

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, approximately 1,090 Palestinians were injured within 10 days of Israeli authorities installing metal detectors, turnstiles, and additional security cameras at Al-Aqsa.

Despite Palestinians celebrating victory and returning to the compound after a nearly two week boycott on yesterday, Israeli forces quickly suppressed worshipers using stun grenades, tear gas canisters and rubber coated bullets.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said in a statement that their crews treated more than 90 Palestinian worshipers for injuries from rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas inhalation, while others were physically assaulted and had injured with pepper spray by Israeli forces.

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