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OCHA: Trump’s Jerusalem recognition resulted in 56% of 2017 injuries


RAMALLAH, January 5, 2018 (WAFA) – The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Friday said injuries in protests and clashes since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel constituted about 56 per cent of all injuries during 2017. 

In a report covering the period between December 19 and January 1, OCHA said since the beginning of the protests, 14 Palestinians were killed and 4,549 were injured by Israeli forces; 56 per cent of all injuries during 2017.

In the Gaza Strip, three Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli forces in clashes in the above mentioned protests, and 280 were injured; another two civilians died of wounds sustained in similar incidents during the previous reporting period.

It said on 3 January, a 17-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces in clashes that erupted during a demonstration in Deir Nidham village, near Ramallah. Mussab Tamimi is the first Palestinian teen to be killed in 2018.


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