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Clashes erupt during East Jerusalem funeral of Palestinian wounded on Temple Mount

Israeli security forces clash with Palestinians following the funeral of Walid al-Sharif, 23, who died of wounds suffered last month during clashes with Israeli police at Jerusalem's flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, on May 16, 2022 outside the Old City of Jerusalem.  (Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP)
Israeli security forces clash with Palestinians following the funeral of Walid al-Sharif, 23, who died of wounds suffered last month during clashes with Israeli police at Jerusalem's flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, on May 16, 2022 outside the Old City of Jerusalem. (Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP)

Palestinians and police officers are sparring in East Jerusalem, during the funeral procession of Walid a-Sharif, a Palestinian who died on Saturday after being critically wounded during clashes on the Temple Mount several weeks ago.

According to police, several officers have been lightly injured by stones hurled at them by the hundreds of rioters at a cemetery near Jerusalem’s Old City.

Police say they are responding with riot dispersal measures. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it has so far treated 37 people for injuries caused by rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades. Ten were taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment, the Red Crescent says.

Police say they also arrested five people who were in a car that accelerated toward Border Police officers securing the funeral procession earlier this evening.

The officers fired at the vehicle’s wheels and arrested the five, who were unharmed. No officers were hurt during the incident either.

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