Published: 2017-12-09 16:04
Last Updated: 2017-12-10 09:59
The Palestinian ‘Day of Rage’ protests and clashes continue for the second day in a row across the West Bank and Gaza Stripe on Saturday over Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Israeli horse mounting police used their force to break up a protest in East Jerusalem who came out to express their rejection toward Trump’s decision.
Witnesses said Israeli forces ran into a crowd of local activists, students and people in general who are marching peacefully in the main city street dispersing them and arresting two people, according to WAFA News.
At the northern border of Ramallah, clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers during a march started from the City Center.
Israeli soldiers in the area fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters. Without any reports of injuries.
Also, clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers at Hawara checkpoint, southern Nablus.
In Bethlehem, dozens of people were injured suffocating from tear gas bombs and by rubber bullets during confrontations broke out on the northern outskirts of the city, WAFA News correspondent and medical sources said.
Another protest by university students was taking place in Bethlehem, but Israeli forces attacked them at the northern entrance of the biblical city in the south of the West Bank, according to witnesses.
In Gaza, a student was injured east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Strip, when Israeli soldiers stationed near the border and opened fire at students demonstrating.
Hundreds of students were demonstrating near the Strip’s border, against the US decision when Israeli soldiers opened fire at them and bombed them with tear gas.
This comes following calls from Palestinian factions for people to go to streets to protest their rejection toward Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem instead of Tel Aviv.
Friday’s protests resulted in two deaths among Gazans and 179 injuries, while 935 injuries reported from Jerusalem and the West Bank.