Nearly 100 injured in 'Day of Rage' clashes

Thousands of Arab rioters clash with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria in protest of Jerusalem recognition.

David Rosenberg, | updated: 14:59

'Day of rage' rioting
'Day of rage' rioting
Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90

Arab rioters held violent demonstrations against Israel and the United States across Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem following Friday prayers, two days after President Donald Trump declared that the US recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and announced plans to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

According to an IDF spokesperson Friday afternoon, army units were deployed at roughly 30 sites across Judea, Samaria, and even along the Gaza border to contain riots which had broken out as part of a planned “Day of Rage” against President Trump’s decision.

More than 3,000 Palestinian Authority residents rioted in Judea and Samaria, burning tires, hurling firebombs at Israeli security forces, and stones at Israeli civilians.

Several hundred Arab rioters also demonstrated at six sites inside the Gaza Strip along the border with Israel, hurling stones at Israeli security forces.

Some 250 rioters clashed with Israeli police in the Old City of Jerusalem, while dozens more threw stones and burned President Trump in effigy elsewhere in eastern Jerusalem.

IDF, Border Police, and Israel Police forces deployed to contain the riots fired rubber bullets at stone-throwers.

According to the Red Crescent Society, the local chapter of the International Red Cross, more than 90 rioters were injured in Judea and Samaria, including one rioter in critical condition after being hit by live fire, with 21 more hit by rubber-coated bullets.



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