Clashes were reported Saturday in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank. At least two people were hurt from rubber bullet fire by the Israeli army, Palestinians claimed, saying dozens suffered from tear gas inhalation.
The clashes took place as Palestinians marched in protest of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as well as in support of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, currently under arrest for slapping an Israeli soldier in an incident that was recorded on video and has garnered international attention. Protesters also called for Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons to be released.
On Friday, at least 47 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.
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.
The Palestinians were also protesting against 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.
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