Trump protest toll now 13 as shot Gazan dies
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.
Relatives of Jamal Muslih, who died after being wounded by Israeli fire, during his funeral in central Gaza city yesterday