Toddler Injured After Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration Provokes ‘Day Of Rage’
With his controversial decision of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump has proven how little he understands the Middle East and the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The move has put the peace process at risk as the region is already descending into chaos.
Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza and hundreds were injured as thousands protested and rioted across Jerusalem and the West Bank over the weekend to vent their anger over US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Distressing images from the region show that young children are among the wounded after Israel launched fresh airstrikes in response to rocket fire from the enclave.
Militants fired at least three rockets toward Israeli towns from the Hamas-controlled strip on Friday, declared a ‘day of rage’ by Palestinian factions protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The Israeli military says it targeted four Hamas facilities early Saturday in response to rockets fired the previous day, including one that landed in the town of Sderot without causing casualties or major damage. The military says it struck military warehouses and weapons manufacturing sites.
Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in dozens of West Bank hotspots Friday and along the Gaza border, where the men were killed.
On December 6, Trump announced: “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. ‘I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.’”
You can see some images from the region below, via Imgur: