Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians in Tuesday clashes



Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 01:12 GMT


Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 01:12 GMT

File - Protests in Jerusalem

File - Protests in Jerusalem

CAIRO – 12 December 2017: Deaths among Palestinians soared to six after two Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces on Tuesday in the aftermath of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital to which the U.S. Embassy will be moved.

The Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that injuries rose to 1800 on Monday evening in the ongoing clashes since Thursday, the following day to the U.S. decision over Jerusalem.

"On Monday, 146 Palestinian protesters were wounded in clashes with the Israeli forces; 77 were injured in the Gaza Strip and 69 in the West Bank," the Palestinian Health Ministry said in a statement published by the official WAFA news agency.
As MENA reported, the Israeli forces have been using live rounds, rubber bullets, and tear gas against protestors causing two deaths last week.

Al-Quds TV channel reported on Saturday that Israel launched airstrikes firing two missiles on Qadisiyyah, southern Gaza Strip, and three missiles on Badr in Gaza’s center.

Israel also targeted the Civil Administration headquarters in northern Gaza with two missiles. The attacks resulted in material losses, and fires in all targeted areas, according to Al-Quds TV channel.

On Friday, the Israeli military claimed that the airstrikes which caused two deaths, were in retaliation to an alleged attack by Hamas firing rockets on Israeli towns, and that they targeted a militant training camp, and a weapons depot, according to Reuters.

A member of the Fatah Central Committee Azam al-Ahmed denied in a TV phone interview on Friday that Hamas fired any rockets at Israel.
Israeli military boats fired at Palestinian fishing boats near Beit Lahia shore on the Mediterranean coast, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, according to Palestinian media.

Palestinian fishing boats have been subject to daily attacks by Israeli boats, reported Palestine Today.



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