Published: 2017-12-08 14:16
Last Updated: 2017-12-08 15:53
Severe clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces broke out in many cities across the West Bank on Thursday and Friday, in response to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, local Palestinian media reported.
According to press reports, clashes erupted between dozens of young Palestinian youth and Israeli forces in the Nabi Saleh village, northwest of Ramallah, following Friday prayers.
Similar confrontations broke out after Israel erected a military checkpoint at the entrance to the village of Jourat Al Shamaa, south of Bethlehem, while further clashes erupted near the northern entrance of Bethlehem.
Israeli forces also stormed into the city of Dura, southwest of Hebron.
It is reported that Israeli forces are deployed in the meantime in all the crossroads of Hebron to prepare for confrontations and marches.
A large demonstration took place in the Arroub Camp in Hebron amid violent clashes with the Israeli forces at the main entrance to the camp.
Similar clashes broke out between dozens of Palestinian youths and the Israeli forces in the town of Kafr Qaddum and in the town of Jayyous village, close to Qalqilya.
In the meantime, heavily-armed settlers blocked off the Hawara roundabout, south of Nablus.
Safa Press Agency reported that Israeli forces fired tear gas at Palestinian youths during clashes in Qusra village, south of Nablus.
On the outskirts of the eastern Gaza Strip, clashes broke out between dozens of young men and Israeli forces positioned behind the fence separating them from Gaza.
Meanwhile, hundreds of citizens demonstrated in the northern Gaza Strip at the invitation of the Palestinian Movement Hamas.
Palestinian factions had called for a "new Intifada" in the Palestinian territories following Trump’s declaration.
On Thursday, Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces and dozens of Palestinians demonstrated in Ramallah, Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus, Gaza and Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said its staff dealt with 108 injuries, some of them caused by live bullets, during the clashes that took place Thursday in the cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, Tulkarm, Qalqiliya, Jenin and the borders of Khan Yunis and the central Gaza Strip.