State of Palestine: Dozens of Palestinians injured in West Bank riots

Hundreds of Palestinians rioted against Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank on Wednesday, after Palestinian leaders called for a 'day of rage' in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. The protest was originally called to denounce the visit of US Vice-President Mike Pence, but his trip was postponed to a later date... Еще. Israeli security forces deployed tear gas and rubber bullets as Palestinian protesters pelted them with rocks. According to the Red Crescent, at least one Palestinian was injured by live fire and 27 more have been treated for injuries. Protests have been ongoing since US President Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital on December 6, sparking immediate outrage from across the world. The status of the Holy City is a contentious issue in the Middle East peace process, as Israel has always claimed Jerusalem as its capital while Palestinians demand that annexed East Jerusalem becomes the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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