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Protests, clashes as "rage" over Trump's Jerusalem move continues

Palestinians run away from a sound bomb during clashes with Israeli security forces.
Palestinians run away from a sound bomb during clashes with Israeli security forces. Photo: Mahmoud Illean / AP

Palestinians are in their third day of protests against President Trump's announcement that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with violent clashes reported.

Why it matters: According to PBS, four people have been killed since protests started — two Hamas members killed in what Israel said was a retaliatory airstrike, and two Palestinians shot dead during clashes near the Gaza border. Hundreds have been injured.

  • The adviser for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Abbas would not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his trip to the Middle East this month; he said "America has crossed all red lines."
  • This isn't contained to just Israel - the anger spread around the world to other Muslim-majority nations, the BBC reports.
  • Per BBC, the United States was "isolated" at the UN Security Council meeting on Friday, as the 14 other members condemened the United States' decision.
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