50 Palestinians injured, rocket sirens sound, in wake of Trump announcement


Published: 2017-12-07 18:54

Last Updated: 2017-12-08 09:55

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Ramallah, West Bank. (Twitter)
Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Ramallah, West Bank. (Twitter)
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The number of injured Palestinians continues to increase on Thursday, as clashes break out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health and a spokesperson for the Palestinian Red Crescent, there are upward of 50 injuries in total, nine of which are injuries with live ammunition.

Additionally, Israeli rocket sirens sounded that rockets were fired at Israel at various locations near the Gaza Strip on Thursday but there was no initial confirmation of any hits in Israel, the military said.

Palestinian and world leaders had warned Trump against making the announcement, for fear of instability and violence across the region, that is now expected to continue in the days to come.

Earlier today, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met to discuss the importance of coordinating the Arab stance and unify joint efforts to minimise the repercussions of the US decision and ensure security and stability of the region.