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Israeli forces suppress Friday rallies over Jerusalem recognition

HEBRON, December 29, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday afternoon violently suppressed Palestinian rallies that continued to rock the occupied territories for the fourth consecutive Friday in protest of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Israeli forces cracked down on several rallies in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, injuring three Palestinians.

One Palestinian protester was hit and injured in the thigh by a rubber-coated steel bullet fired by Israeli forces during clashes in Bab al-Zawiya.

At least two others were also hit and injured with live rounds during clashes in al-Arroub refugee camp. The casualties were rushed to hospitals.

Israeli forces cracked down on similar rallies in the Hebron-district towns of Sair and Yatta, causing scores of suffocation cases.

Several protestors were injured and five others were detained during a rally near the Hebron neighborhood of Tal Rumeida.

Meanwhile, Palestinians held a similar rally at the northern entrance of Al-Bireh city, chanting slogans condemning US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Israeli soldiers opened fire towards the rally, injuring a protestor with a rubber-coated steel bullet and causing scores others to suffocate.

Scores of tear gas suffocation cases were also reported in Bilin village, west of Ramallah city.

In the meantime, Israeli forces quelled similar rallies at the northern entrance of Bethlehem, the main entrance of Nablus-district town of Beita and Huwwara checkpoint, causing scores of suffocation cases and injuring several others with rubber-coated steel bullets.

Another protestor was reportedly injured by a rubber-coated steel bullet as Israeli troops suppressed a similar rally in Kufr Qaddum village in the northern West Bank district of Qalqiliya.


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