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Clashes erupt across West Bank and Gaza after Trump's Jerusalem decision

Dozens reported wounded in violence on Friday

    Clashes erupted on Friday across Gaza and the West Bank as Palestinians entered their third “day of rage” at Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    More than twenty Palestinians were reported wounded in fighting across the region, as hundreds of protesters took part in demonstrations in cities including Bethlehem, Ramallah and Hebron.

    Live pictures showed images of clashes in the streets, with protesters throwing rocks and security forces responding with tear gas.

    The Palestinian Red Crescent said 21 protesters were hurt by rubber bullets in the West Bank, Haaretz reported, while a further five were hurt by live fire at Israel’s border with Gaza.

    More than a hundred people were wounded on Thursday, the agency said.

    There were also reports of clashes in Jerusalem between Israeli security forces and Muslim worshippers following Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque.

    Mr Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will be discussed at a special UN Security Council meeting at 4 pm UK time.

    It was called at the request of Britain, France, Italy, Egypt and four of the other 15 members of the council.

    A senior Palestinian Authority official said that American vice-president Mike Pence, who is scheduled to visit the region this month, was “not welcome”.

    But the White House said that Mr Pence still intends to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “and thinks any decision to pull out of the meeting would be counterproductive”.

    There were protests against the move across the Muslim world on Thursday.

    More than 5,000 people marched near the Chatila refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon, carrying Palestinian flags.

    Thousands were also on the streets of Egypt, Jordan and Turkey.

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