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In Photos: Clashes erupt across West Bank as Israeli forces suppress protests

Dec. 22, 2017 6:41 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 23, 2017 3:12 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes erupted across several areas of the occupied West Bank on the third ‘Friday of Rage,’ following marches called for Palestinian factions in rejection of US President Donald Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem.

Protesters waved flags of countries who voted in favor of the UN resolution on Thursday rejecting Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem -- half of which is occupied by Israel in violation of international law -- as the capital of Israel.

Bethlehem

Clashes erupted at the northern entrance of Bethlehem near Israel’s separation wall, following a march from the southern end of the city.

Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets, injuring one youth in the head with a steel bullet.

Salfit

Spokesperson of the Palestinian Red Crescent in Salfit in the central West Bank, Ahmad Jibril, told Ma’an that two youths were injured with live fire; one in the back and one with a critical injury in the neck.

Both injured were transferred to the Salfit Governmental Hospital for treatment.

Locals said that clashes also erupted in the Qarawat Bani Hassan village and the Bidya area.

Nablus

Clashes erupted at the Beita crossroads in southern Nablus in the northern West Bank, while a crowded march set off towards the Huwwara checkpoint.

Jerusalem

Israeli police suppressed a protest in the al-Wadi Street in the Old City of East Jerusalem preventing protesters from reaching Damascus Gate.

Ramallah

Israeli forces detained an injured Palestinians from inside an ambulance during clashes that erupted at the Beit El military checkpoint at the northern entrance of al-Bireh.

Tulkarem

In Tulkarem City in the northern West Bank, dozens of Palestinians marched following Friday prayers towards the Jamal Abed al-Nasser circle.

Clashes erupted after the march with Israeli soldiers.

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