Thursday, December 7, protests were held in Gaza, Hebron, Nablus and other towns of the Palestinian autonomy, and also in the Old city of Jerusalem. Palestinian sources reported more than a hundred injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers and police.
Hundreds of young Arabs in the morning were near the Damascus gate in Jerusalem. They threw stones and water bottles at Israeli soldiers and police, and chanted anti-Israeli and anti-American slogans. The press service of the police reported the arrest of three people. At 17:00 radio «Kahn Beth» reported that the situation near the Old city is under control.
Clashes with Israeli soldiers happened in Shuafat. Security forces were forced to use lethal weapons to disperse demonstrations. According to Palestinian sources, a rubber bullet in the head was wounded five children.
In the square of Martyrs in Nablus held a rally, which was addressed by the Governor Akram rajoub. News Agency Safa said that he called to «protect Jerusalem as the Palestinians to defend the temple mount from the Israeli attempts to establish its sovereignty over the al-Aqsa mosque».
According to Safa, Hebron, soldiers fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas against Arabs who threw stones at them. Several rioters sought medical help in connection with «poisoned with tear gas» and the bruises received in the fight with the guards and soldiers.
Clashes between soldiers and Arabs occurred in the Hebron district in the area of Bab al-Zawiya.
In Ramallah, the participants of the protest March was condemned by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which, in their opinion, is not actively defended the interests of the Palestinian people to the White house. At the rally even heard the statement that «the Declaration of the trump of Jerusalem» was the result of «collusion of the Americans with Arab officials.»
The press service of the Ministry of defence announced that in connection with the riots that broke out in the area of PPC «Gilboa» the work of the checkpoint suspended.
Near the village of al-Bira, the Arabs burned tires, threw stones at a passing transport and blocked roads.
In Gaza Fatah called for «his brothers from Judea and Samaria to» resist «the occupation forces», noting that preference should be given to armed struggle.
Press Secretary of the «Islamic Jihad» in the Gaza strip Shahad Dawood urged the UN in response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to cancel the Oslo accords and all the agreements that have governed until today the relations between Israel and the Palestinian authority.
Thursday, December 7, the IDF took the decision to increase the number of troops several battalions in Judea and Samaria. In addition, the increased number of police and border guards in Jerusalem on the eve of Friday prayers on the Temple mount.
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