Palestinians Riot as Tempers Flare over Jerusalem

The Fellowship  |  December 7, 2017

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Palestinian protestors clash with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Bethelem on December 7, 2017. US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sparked a Palestinian general strike and a call for a new intifada as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

As Stand for Israel has told you, tempers have flared around the region because of America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital – from general rioting to Hamas calling for an intifada. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports that several protesters have been injured as Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza continue to start fires and throw rocks at the IDF troops trying to keep the peace:

Palestinian protests erupted across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Palestinian raged against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a speech the previous day.

At various locations around the West Bank hundreds of Palestinians held demonstrations against the move, setting fires, chanting and clashing with troops.

Demonstrators in Gaza burned posters of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Israeli and US flags.

The Red Crescent ambulance service said that seven Palestinian rioters were injured by Israeli rubber bullets and an eighth was reportedly wounded by live fire in West Bank clashes. Dozens of others were treated for tear gas inhalation…