HEBRON, December 21, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday suppressed a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem held in Sair, east of Hebron in the southern West Bank, injuring two Palestinians, said security and medical sources.
Israeli forces opened fire towards the protestors, hitting and injuring two and causing several others to suffocate from tear gas inhalation. One protestor was hit with a live bullet in the leg while the other was hit with a rubber-coated steel bullet, said the Ministry of Health.
Palestinians have been holding daily protests throughout the West Bank since Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6.
Israel responded with force to suppress them causing six deaths in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, including a crippled Palestinian shot dead in the head in Gaza. Several hundred others were injured from live and rubber bullets, according to Health Ministry and Red Crescent reports.