WATCH LIVE: Protests heat up in Bethlehem

Thousands of Palestinians took part in protests over the weekend.

December 10, 2017 14:56
stone thrower

A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes as Palestinians call for a "day of rage" in response to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem December 8, 2017.. (photo credit: MUSSA QAWASMA / REUTERS)


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Protests continue in the West Bank city of Bethlehem following United States President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week.

Thousands of Palestinians took part in protests over the weekend, across the West Bank, in Jerusalem and in the Wadi Ara region. 1,397 Palestinians were injured in protests and riots against Israeli security forces on Friday and Saturday, according to the Red Crescent spokeswoman, Erab Sukaha.

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Widespread protests have also emerged in Muslim majority countries such as Turkey and Lebanon.

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