IDF Retaliates with Tank Fire for Gaza Rockets; No Injuries

Former employers of the government gather inside the government building in the occupied West Bank

Former employers of the government gather inside the government building in the occupied West Bank

Palestinians and security forces clashed earlier in the day along the Gaza border with reports of three Palestinians injured.

Clashes between hundreds of Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops erupted across the West Bank on Thursday while demonstrators in Gaza burned posters of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Israeli and USA flags.

Demonstrators in cities including Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah rallied against Trump's shift in policy, some burning American flags and photos of the US president.

"It is an unmasked support to occupation, oppression and injustice", Haniyya added, "Jerusalem is ours, there is no West or East; it is the united Arab and Islamic capital of the state of Palestine, a state from the river to the sea".

Israeli troops responded to the protests initially with less-lethal riot dispersal measures and then with live rounds, injuring several of the "main agitators", the army said. "It is something that has to be done", Trump stated.

The U.S. Embassy in Amman issued a statement advising its nationals to stay away from demonstrations that arose as a result of Trump's latest decision.

Reportedly, the leader of the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, has called for a new "intifada", or uprising, as protests broke out in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem. "If you lose it, then you have no dignity".

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