Palestinian youth hurl stones at Israeli policemen during a protest against the death of Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut in East Jerusalem.

Palestinian Teen Dies of Wounds from East Jerusalem Demonstration

A Palestinian teenager from eastern Jerusalem shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration a week ago reportedly has died of his wounds.

The teen died Sunday morning in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

The father of Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, told the Palestinian Maan news agency that his son was shot in the head with a rubber-coated bullet during the demonstration on Sept. 1 in the Wadi Joz neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. His father claimed Muhammad was talking on his phone and was not taking part in the demonstration, according to Maan.

Israel police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told the Associated Press that the teen was hit in the leg with a sponge-tipped bullet while throwing stones during the demonstration. He then fell and injured his head, according to reports.

Following the news of the teen’s death, protests began in eastern Jerusalem. A Jewish man was injured at the entrance to Wadi Joz after Palestinians threw rocks at his car.

Eastern Jerusalem has been the scene of demonstrations and violence since the beginning of July.


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