JERUSALEM, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli police today detained an injured Palestinian man when he was at West Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital, according to WAFA correspondent.
She said that Israeli forces handcuffed Nader al-Sharif to his bed despite his serious condition and assaulted a number of his relatives who were with him at the time.
Al-Sharif was one of 71 Palestinians who were injured last night when scores of heavily-armed police brutally assaulted hundreds of mourners marching in the funeral procession of his brother, Walid, on their way to bury him at a cemetery in the center of East Jerusalem’s business district.
Walid al-Sharif, 23, died of a critical head injury he had sustained from Israeli police gunfire on April 22 when police stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacked worshippers on an early morning on the third Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Nader al-Sharif's family said the health condition of their son, Nader, remains unstable and very serious as he suffers from fractures in the skull and bleeding in the brain.
Nader has also lost his left eye as a result of being hit by a rubber-coated steel bullet during the funeral procession.
Attorney Mohammad Mahmoud later said that Nader al-Sharif is not detained, but that he remains in critical condition at the hospital due to the shrapnel in the eye, the fracture in his skull, and the internal bleeding.
He said the police came to the hospital to get this family out of the hospital and to prevent gatherings.