Israel Attacks Palestinian Protesters, Kills 2, Injures 45

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli occupying forces, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday, amid continued clashes in the occupied lands over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Gaza Health Ministry Spokesperson Ashraf al-Kidra said a 24-year-old and a 29-year-old were killed by live fire in clashes along the border with the Israeli occupied lands. Another 45 Palestinians were wounded, Associated Press quoted him as saying.

Also, the Israeli military said thousands of Palestinians participated in the protest demonstrations along the Gaza border and across the West Bank “hurling firebombs and rocks and rolling burning tires” at Israeli forces. It said troops responded with tear gas and deployed live fire “selectively toward main instigators.”

In Bethlehem on Friday, some Palestinian protesters held anti-Trump banners reading “Mr. Trump, it’s not your land to decide to whom it belongs, Jerusalem is ours and it belongs to us,” and “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.”
Palestinians have been clashing with Israeli troops since Trump’s al-Quds (Jerusalem) announcement on Dec. 6. Ten Palestinians have been killed and dozens more wounded so far.

The fresh violence came a day after the UN General Assembly resolution denouncing Trump’s decision.
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to denounce Trump’s recognition of al-Quds as Israel’s capital, largely ignoring Trump’s threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him.

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Source: Tasnim News Agency

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.