Trump protest toll now 13 as shot Gazan dies

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A Pales­tinian died yes­ter­day af­ter be­ing wounded by Is­raeli fire dur­ing a protest over the US recog­ni­tion of Jerusalem as Is­rael’s cap­i­tal.

Ja­mal Mus­lih, 20, of Al Bureij refugee camp in cen­tral Gaza, was shot and se­ri­ously wounded on Fri­day, health min­istry spokesman Ashraf Al Qu­dra said.

His death brings to 13 the num­ber of Pales­tini­ans killed since US pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump an­nounced on De­cem­ber 6 that he would recog­nise Jerusalem as Is­rael’s cap­i­tal and move the US em­bassy there from Tel Aviv.

Eleven pro­test­ers died af­ter clashes with Is­raeli troops and two were killed in an Is­raeli air strike on Gaza ear­lier in the month.

More than 50 Pales­tini­ans were wounded in the clashes on Fri­day on the Gaza-Is­rael bor­der as part of a “day of rage” over the US dec­la­ra­tion, called for by Gaza rulers Ha­mas and another mil­i­tant group, Is­lamic Ji­had.

In the oc­cu­pied West Bank, the Pales­tinian health min­istry said at least 16 peo­ple were wounded when Is­raeli troops fired live rounds dur­ing protests, while oth­ers were hit with rub­ber-coated bul­lets.

Ear­lier on Fri­day, mil­i­tants in Gaza fired three rock­ets at south­ern Is­rael, two of which were in­ter­cepted by the Iron Dome aerial de­fence sys­tem, with the third hit­ting a vil­lage near the bor­der caus­ing mi­nor dam­age. No one was hurt in the strike.

Is­raeli air­craft and tanks tar­geted two Ha­mas po­si­tions near the bor­der in re­sponse, again caus­ing dam­age but there was no re­port of ca­su­al­ties.

AFP

Rel­a­tives of Ja­mal Mus­lih, who died af­ter be­ing wounded by Is­raeli fire, dur­ing his fu­neral in cen­tral Gaza city yes­ter­day

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