The Israeli police said on Saturday that the "killing" of the young doctor Mohammed Al-Osaibi on the Temple Mount was not documented by cameras, at a time when the "Higher Follow-up Committee for the Arab masses" announced a general strike in all Arab cities in Israel on Sunday, calling for turning his funeral into a mass demonstration.

Police said in a statement that the shooting was an attack that included snatching a weapon from a police officer, and it was not recorded on security cameras or on the body cameras of police officers, as they claimed.

Meanwhile, the Israeli newspaper "Yedioth Ahronoth" counted "at least 7 surveillance cameras" at the scene of Al-Osaibi's death, and said that "the incident occurred in the Bab al-Silsila area, and no documentation of it has been published at the present time, despite the presence of security cameras at the scene of the incident."

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz also quoted an unnamed senior Israeli police official as saying, "It is illogical that there is no documentation of the incident, and it is not real that there are no cameras in the chain door."

המשטרה: צעיר פלסטיני ניסה לחטוף נשק ונורה בשער השלשלת. מצבו לא ברור. אחר כך זה קרה בשער הכותנה:

— Nir Hasson ניר חסון (@nirhasson) March 31, 2023

Questioning the occupation narrative

For its part, the Palestinian news agency (Wafa) quoted eyewitnesses that the Israeli police shot the young man after he tried to intervene and defend a girl they were beating and trying to arrest and remove her from the courtyards of the mosque near Bab al-Silsila.

The family of the martyr Al-Osaibi (26 years old) questioned the occupation account, and demanded that the surveillance camera recordings be shown at the place, stressing that their son was subjected to a cold-blooded execution after about 20 bullets were fired at him.

For his part, Israeli Knesset member Ahmed Tibi – from the "Arab Front for Change" alliance (5 seats out of 120 in the Knesset) – stressed that according to eyewitnesses, Al-Osaibi was liquidated without posing a threat to the lives of the police officers.

He added – in a tweet – "There are many cameras at the scene, and the family is demanding that the videos be published immediately."

המשך: הוא נורה מבלי שסיכן את חיי השוטרים כדברי עדי הראייה. במקום מצלמות רבות. המשפחה דורשת לשחרר את הסרטונים באופן מידי . המשטרה והתקשורת מיהרו לכנותו ״מחבל״ ״חוסל״. מזכיר את סיפורי יעקוב אבו אלקיעאן ז״ל ואיאד אלחלאק ז״ל. זה דורש חקירה עצמאית מיידית.

— Ahmad Tibi (@Ahmad_tibi) April 1, 2023

Mansour Abbas, head of the United Arab List (5 seats), said, "I don't believe the police's version that there is no documentation from security cameras."

"Before the police slander al-Osaibi and describe him as a terrorist, I demand an immediate investigation and the publication of video documentation of the unfortunate killing of a medical student who lives in Huwara and came to pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque," he said in a tweet on Twitter.

General strike

The "Higher Follow-up Committee for the Arab Masses" announced on Saturday a general strike in all Arab cities in Israel on Sunday, in protest against the martyrdom of the doctor Al-Asaibi shot by the Israeli police in Jerusalem.

#فلسطين | Part of the start of the emergency session of the Higher Follow-up Committee regarding the martyrdom of Dr. Muhammad Khaled Al-Osaibi in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

— West Asia – Urgent (@WANbreaking) April 1, 2023

This came during an emergency meeting held by the committee (the highest representative body of Palestinians in Israel), saying that "a general and comprehensive strike will prevail throughout the Arab community on Sunday, including Arab local authorities, and the Arab education system, with the exception of the private education system." According to a statement issued by it.

It also decided to organize vigils in various Arab villages and towns and "establish a special investigation committee into the case of the execution of the martyr Mohammed Al-Osaibi," according to the statement.

The committee called for "turning the funeral of the martyr into a mass demonstration, against all policies of occupation, oppression and racial discrimination."

לא מאמין לגרסת המשטרה שאין תיעוד ממצלמות האבטחה. יש כאן ניסיון טיוח והסתרת האמת. לפני שהמשטרה תוציא את דיבתו של האזרח מוחמד אלעסיבי ותקרא לו מחבל, דורש לחקור מיידית ולפרסם את התיעוד המצולם של המקרה המצער של הריגתו של מוחמד אלעסיבי מחורה, סטודנט לרפואה שבא להתפלל במסגד אלאקצא.

— Mansour Abbas מנסור עבאס (@mnsorabbas) April 1, 2023

Palestinian Condemnation

In the context, Palestinian factions condemned the execution of Israeli police officers young man, and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said – in a statement – "Bleeding martyr Al-Aqsa doctor Mohammed Al-Osaibi, who rose by the bullets of the occupation after he took action to protect a Palestinian girl prevented by the occupation police from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque." She stressed that "the crimes of the occupation will not go unanswered."

For its part, the Islamic Jihad movement said – in a statement – that "the crime of executing the young doctor Mohammed Al-Osaibi is a dangerous aggressive escalation aimed at terrorizing protesters and worshipers."

"The crime came to express the hatred and racism of the terrorist occupation soldiers, who were angered by the scene of hundreds of thousands of worshippers who filled Al-Aqsa squares," she said.

*Israeli enemy police lied and proved that they lied*
Said Bisharat

From the first moments that the Israeli enemy police executed a Palestinian (Muhammad Al-Osaibi) who came from the Negev (Korbat Hura) to Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform prayers in this place, it was clear the extent of her lie, by insisting on fabricating a charge against the young man she killed without...

— Said Bisharat Saaed Bsharat (@saaed_bsharat) April 1, 2023

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine also warned of "the dangerous repercussions of this heinous crime, which comes in light of the continued targeting of our people in the occupied city of Jerusalem."

Al-Osaibi is a Palestinian doctor in 1948, who recently graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Romania, and is a resident of the Arab town of "Houra" in the Negev (south), and was shot dead by the Israeli police on Friday night near Bab al-Silsila, one of the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied city of East Jerusalem, claiming an attempt to carry out an attack, which his family denied and accused the police of killing him in cold blood.

The number of martyrs killed by the Israeli occupation since the beginning of this year rises to 92 Palestinians, including 17 children.