47 Palestinians Wounded in Clashes With Israeli Army in Gaza, West Bank

This is the sixth week of protests that were sparked by Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, near the border with Israel, on January 12, 2018.
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces on the eastern outskirts of Gaza City, near the border with Israel, on January 12, 2018.Credit: MOHAMMED ABED/AFP
Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury

Forty-seven Palestinians were injured moderately and lightly by live fire and rubber bullets in clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ministry said. Palestinians report that 129 Palestinians were injured as a result of smoke and gas inhalation. Overall, 176 people were injured.

In the Gaza Strip, 41 people were injured moderately and lightly by live fire. 17 people were injured in altercations east of Gaza, 15 people were injured in clashes in Jabaliya, six protesters were injured east of Khan Yunis and another three were injured north of Beit Hanun. All were evacuated to receive medical treatment in hospitals in Gaza.

According to the Palestinian health ministry, most were injured by live fire while one man was injured by a rubber bullet. 60 demonstrators who were hurt by smoke inhalation were treated at the scene.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers at the Gaza border, January 12, 2018.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz

In the West Bank, six people were injured moderately and lightly by rubber bullets in clashes with the IDF. One was injured in Nablus and was evacuated to receive medical treatment in the city. The Red Crescent reported of 45 Palestinians who were hurt in clashes in the West Bank as a result of gas inhalation.

According to the Red Crescent, clashes took place in the Al-Bireh region near Jerusalem, as well as in Ramallah, Bethlehem, Qalqilyah, Jericho, Nabuls and in the center of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli soldiers tackle Palestinian protesters in the West Bank, January 12, 2018.Credit: Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP

The Palestinians are protesting against U.S. President Donald Trump's December announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

On Thursday, two Palestinian teenagers were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces, one on the border with the Gaza Strip and the other in the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces on January 12, 2018 north of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.Credit: ABBAS MOMANI/AFP

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