JERUSALEM (Sputnik) — The number of Palestinians injured in clashes with the Israeli police during Saturday’s protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has reached some 230 people, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said in a press release.
“231 injured people – 171 on the West Bank, including in Jerusalem, 60 in the Gaza Strip,” the press release read.
Furthermore, four people were wounded as a result of the Israeli Defense Forces’ airstrikes, while injuries of 19 more people were placed in “others” category.
Turkey Condemns Deaths of Palestinians
On Friday, two Palestinians were killed and over 1,000 inured amid protests. Two more Palestinians were killed as a result of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip.
Turkey has condemned the excessive use of force by Israel’s law enforcement agencies, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“We feel deep regret and concern as 4 Palestinians lost their lives and hundreds were wounded in the occupied Palestinian territories as a result of the intervention of the Israeli forces to the Palestinians that were making protest demonstrations following the statement made in violation of the international law and all the relevant UN Resolutions on the status of Jerusalem. We strongly condemn the excessive use of force of Israel,” the statement issued on late Saturday said.
US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and signed the document on moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which sparked negative reaction from many countries around the world, primarily in the Middle East.