Palestinians launched more anti-US protests on Friday, and at least two demonstrators were killed in the Gaza Strip, a health official said, after the UN General Assembly rejected Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Two Palestinians were said to have been killed by Israeli fire during the clashes, and another 20 were reported to have been wounded.
One of the dead was identified as 24-year-old Zakaria Al-Kafarneh, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Clashes broke out in the the Beit Hanoun area in north Gaza Strip, where about 2,000 gathered along the border fence, and east of Gaza city,
Meanwhile, about 1,700 Palestinians also clashed with Israeli security forces across the West Bank.
According to the IDF, the clashes broke out following the conclusion of Friday prayers near Rachel’s Tomb, Bethlehem, Nabi Saleh, Beit Ummar, Al-Arroub and the entrance to Ramallah.
Palestinians threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at IDF and border police, who responded with riot dispersal methods. Six demonstrators were reported to be injured.