Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians from the West Bank

Frederick Owens
January 14, 2018

Israeli troops on Saturday injured four Palestinians in East Jerusalem during protests against the USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinian Red Crescent said.

Clashes have been running for the sixth week in a row since the U.S. decision on December 6 recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Spokesperson of the Gaza Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said that 16-year-old Amir Abd al-Hamid Abu Musaed was killed after being shot in the chest with a live bullet.

The number of injured Palestinians could not be confirmed.

The European Union voiced concern Friday over the Israeli detention of two Palestinian minors, one of whom who was arrested after a video of her confronting Israeli soldiers went viral.

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At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured in the wave of protests that have gripped the West Bank and Gaza following Trump's decision, with hundreds of Palestinians voicing their indignation with the move every week after Friday prayers.

The Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an they were aware of reports that a Palestinian had been killed during the clashes, adding that "violent riots" had broken out, and that Israeli forces "fired towards the main instigators".

The Israeli defence ministry claimed that a year ago the PA paid more than 550 million shekels ($160 million) to Palestinian prisoners, freed prisoners and their families, as well as 687 million shekels ($190 million) to the families of Palestinians killed or wounded by Israel.

Palestinians from various villages in the occupied West Bank gathered in Nabi Saleh to demand the release of Ahed Tamimi, 16 who was detained on December 19 in an overnight raid at her home.

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