Two Palestinians Dead in 'Day of Rage'

   •    09 Desember 2017 14:02 WIB
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Two Palestinians Dead in 'Day of Rage'
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli troops near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank (Photo: AFP).

Jerusalem: Clashes, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes killed at least two people and wounded dozens of others on Friday in violence linked to US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
 
"After a day of protests and clashes in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, at least three rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, including one shot down by Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system," the army said.
 
Another appeared to have fallen in wasteland but the third landed in the southern Israeli city of Sderot although Israeli public radio said that rocket did not explode and did not cause any casualties.
 
Following the first two rockets, Israel responded with air strikes on two Hamas military facilities in the Gaza Strip.
 
The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said 14 people were wounded from the strikes.
 
Earlier in the day, two Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip from Israel -- the first deaths in the protests over Trump's decision.
 
Dozens of others were wounded from rubber bullets or live fire in clashes in the occupied West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem that followed the main weekly Muslim prayers.
 
Whether violence would further spiral in the Palestinian territories and elsewhere was being closely watched, with Friday marking a second day of unrest.
 
Tens of thousands also protested in a range of Muslim and Arab countries, including Jordan, Turkey and Malaysia. (AFP)



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