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WATCH LIVE: Palestine RIOTS after Trump declares Jerusalem as Israel capital

December 8, 2017 2:56 PM
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WATCH LIVE: Palestine RIOTS after Trump declares Jerusalem as Israel capital

WATCH clashes in Palestine in protest of Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Riots broke out across Palestine following President Trump’s declaration that he would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.

Protestors can be seen clashing with police officers as loud bangs ring out in the RT livestream.

Both Palestine and Israel have a territorial claim to the contested capital and the international community has previously agreed that two separate states for the groups should be created.

More than 200 people have been treated for injuries related to clashes in the West Bank and Jerusalem, including seven injured by live fire, according to reports.

Journalist Dov Lieber, the Arab affairs correspondent for the Times of Israel, cites figures from the Red Crescent, which says its crews have treated 217 people. Some 162 people have reportedly been treated for tear gas inhalation and another 45 for rubber bullet injuries.

The President reportedly told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday that he plans to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel before he formally announced the decision.

Since Mr Trump reversed decades of US policy by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel there have been scenes of anger from Muslims across the Middle East.

Palestinian leaders have called for three "days of rage" in protest and the US State Department also issued a travel warning about the West Bank and Jerusalem's Old City.

Most countries – including Russia, China and Australia – have their embassies in Tel Aviv. The UK has embassy offices in Tel Aviv and East Jerusalem.

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