Four killed in Israeli gunfire in Gaza clashes as Jerusalem fallout continues

A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza City on December 15, 2017. (Reuters)

Four men were shot dead by Israeli gunfire in clashes in East Gaza and East Jerusalem on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, as thousands of Palestinians take to the streets in protests.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces as fallout continues over President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week.

Following Muslim prayers on Friday, Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli troops who responded with tear gas in the West Bank.

Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said five Palestinians were injured in clashes in two locations along Gaza’s border with Israel. He said they were injured by live fire and are in moderate condition.

They confirmed that since the protests began after President Trump's announcement, over 2,000 Palestinians were injured.

Palestinians have been clashing with Israeli troops across the West Bank and along the Gaza border since Trump’s declaration. It departed from decades of US policy that the fate of Jerusalem should be decided through negotiations.

East Jerusalem is home to sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50