TIMELINE: Palestinians, IDF clash in flashpoint across West Bank

Following US President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a number of Palestinian leaders called for a new intifada.

December 8, 2017 11:46

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Jerusalem, December 9, 2017 (Seth J. Frantzman)

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces in Jerusalem, December 9, 2017 (Seth J. Frantzman)


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Palestinians and Arab nations made their anger and dismay known on Friday after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Across the West Bank Palestinians clashed with IDF troops in dozens of hotspots across the West Bank.

Trump's Wednesday decision was denounced by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who said that the United States had effectively given up its role as arbiter in the peace process in the region.

Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh called for a new intifada following the decision, and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah announced his support for a violent uprising.

The Jerusalem Post was covering the events live on Friday as they play out in Jerusalem.

Live coverage of clashes in Bethlehem (Reuters)

 Adam Rasgon contributed to this report.

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