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UPDATE: Second Palestinian killed in Gaza, 123 shot and inured in Gaza border clashes

 

GAZA, December 22, 2017 (WAFA) – A second Palestinian was killed in the Gaza Strip and at least 123 others were injured with live ammunition on Friday during border clashes with Israeli forces sparked by US President Donald Trump‘s official recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel and plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza said a Palestinian, who was identified as Mohammed Mohaisen, 29, was killed by a fatal bullet to the chest during clashes that broke out to the east of Shajaia neighborhood.

At least 123 other bullet-wound cases, including three seriously, were reported during the day-long borderline clashes.

Earlier Friday, a 24-year-old Palestinian, who was identified as Zakariya al-Kafarneh, was killed after he was shot in the chest by Israeli forces’ fire during similar clashes to the east of Jabalia town, north of the Gaza Strip.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), eight Palestinians were killed and 2900 others, including 345 minors, were injured between the period of 5th and 18th of December during clashes sparked by US decision on Jerusalem.

T.R.

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