Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - Reuters - 8 December 2017 Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - Reuters - 8 December 2017

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces break out

Sat, Dec. 9, 2017
CAIRO – 9December 2017: Further clashes between Palestinian citizens and Israeli forces broke out on Saturday in Bethlehem, according to a Palestinian news websites. Protests by Palestinians against the U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital started after Friday prayers in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRCS) reported that two Palestinians were killed and 300 were wounded during the protests on Friday in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that a Palestinian citizen, Mohamed el-Masry, 30, was killed in Khan Younes, Southern Gaza Strip; the injuries were mainly caused by rubber bullets or gas inhalation.

Trump’s decision was met by a barrage of criticism and condemnations from many Arab and world leaders, while protests took places in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and different parts of the Arab world.

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine called for staging protests against Trump’s decision to be a third intifada (uprising).

The Palestinian Authority (PA) filed a complaint at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against Donald Trump’s on Thursday, Sky News Arabia reported.

After a four-hour meeting between the Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas to discuss Trump’s decision on Thursday, both factions announced their total rejection of the U.S. President‘s decision, stating that such a decision is an attack on Palestinian people.
 
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