Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza, West Bank


Since US President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, there have been violent protests every Friday in the West Bank and Gaza, although their size has shrunk in recent weeks. Witnesses said two dozen people approached the fence, setting a tire on fire and throwing stones.

Violence flared in the Gaza streets after Palestinians attended Friday prayers. More than a hundred Palestinians were treated for smoke and gas inhalation after the Israeli soldiers deployed tear gas and smoke grenades.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said 16-year-old Amir Abu Musaed was shot in the chest in unrest along Gaza's border fence with Israel.

The statement also expressed deep concern regarding, "the fatal shooting by Israeli security forces of another Palestinian minor, 17-year old Musaab al-Tamimi, during protests in the occupied West Bank on 3 January".

The Israeli forces justified the killing by accusing Qeeno of being the main instigator of attacks that saw Palestinian youths hurling rocks at the soldiers.

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The statement added that Friedman is "further complicated the road towards the peace process and the resumption of negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides" according to official Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA.

Israeli settlements violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that an occupying power can not transfer its population into the territory it occupies.

Palestinians burn portraits of President Donald Trump, and the USA and Israeli flag during protest against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital in Rafah the southern Gaza on Friday.

Palestinian leaders want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.