Two Palestinian Protesters Killed in Gaza Amid Third Week of Riots

Palestinian demonstrators holding a national flag throw stones towards Israeli troops during clashes that followed protests against a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo …
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The Times of Israel reports: Two Palestinian protesters were reported killed during violent demonstrations along the Gaza Strip’s security fence on Friday, as thousands more took part in riots in the coastal enclave and across the West Bank for the third straight week following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“Zakaria al-Kafarneh, 24, died after being shot in the chest east of Jabaliya (in northern Gaza),” a Gaza health ministry spokesman said in a statement. There was no immediate information on the second person’s identity.

“Zakaria al-Kafarneh, 24, died after being shot in the chest east of Jabaliya (in northern Gaza),” a Gaza health ministry spokesman said in a statement. There was no immediate information on the second person’s identity.

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