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    Palestinian Killed in Clashes With Israeli Troops in Gaza Strip - Reports

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    A Palestinian was killed on Friday by Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip during protests incited by the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the health ministry said.

    "Zakaria al-Kafarneh, 24, died after being shot in the chest east of Jabalia (in northern Gaza)," a health ministry spokesman said in a statement.

    ​Five Palestinians were injured by Israeli security forces, who fired rubber bullets on Friday during protests in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank, medical services said.

    READ MORE: Hamas Gaza Leader Calls for Rescuing Collapsing Reconciliation Project

    Israeli forces also used tear gas to disperse protesters.

    On December 6, Donald Trump announced that Washington would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


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