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4,500 Palestinians participate in anti-Israel riots in Gaza

| Updated: December 10, 2017 09:54:39


A wounded Palestinian protester is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops after a protest against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital, near east of Gaza city, on Friday, photo: Xinhua. A wounded Palestinian protester is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops after a protest against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital, near east of Gaza city, on Friday, photo: Xinhua.

Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Friday evening said on Friday evening almost 4,500 Palestinian protesters participated in violent riots along the border with the Gaza Strip against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

Protestors rolled burning tires and threw rocks at the security fence and IDF troops who responded with riot dispersals.

During the riots, IDF soldiers fired selectively toward dozens of main instigators, according to the statement.

Meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians held demonstrations in Judea and Samaria Area of the West Bank, said the IDF.

Protestors threw firebombs and rocks and rolled burning tires at security forces. The violence was taking place in Hebron, Al-Arroub, Tulkarm, Ramallah, Qalqilya and Nablus, reports Xinhua.

In order to disperse the riots, IDF and Border Police soldiers responded with riot dispersals and fired warning shots into the air.

During the course of Friday, 28 rioters were arrested and approximately 65 injured, said the IDF.

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