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Gazan Dies in ‘Day of Rage’ Clash with Israel Forces

Gazan Dies in ‘Day of Rage’ Clash with Israel Forces

Saturday, 30 December, 2017 - 10:15
Palestinians take part in a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Gaza City, December 7, 2017. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP)

A Gazan died on Saturday after being wounded by Israeli fire during a protest on the border over the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a Palestinian health official said.

Jamal Muslih, 20, of Al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, had been seriously wounded by live fire on Friday, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

His death brings to 13 the number of Palestinians killed since US President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv.

Eleven protesters died after clashes with Israeli troops, and two others were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza earlier in the month.

More than 50 Palestinians sustained injuries, some life-threatening, in the Friday clashes on the Gaza-Israel border as part of a "day of rage" over the US declaration, called for by both “Hamas” and “Islamic Jihad.”

In the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said at least 16 people were wounded when Israeli troops fired live rounds during demonstrations, while others were hit with rubber-coated bullets.

Earlier Friday, Israel had attacked “Hamas” positions in Gaza in response to three missiles that had been fired into Israeli territory from the coastal enclave.

According to the Israeli military, two of the three missiles were destroyed by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.

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