Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli troops near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 8, 2017. AFP / ABBAS MOMANI
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At least two person were killed in clashes with Israeli troops Friday when thousands of Palestinians rallied against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the Palestinian president said Washington could no longer be a peace broker. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds, thousands more protesters took to the streets, expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and outrage at Trump's reversal of decades of U.S. policy.More than 80 Palestinians were wounded in the occupied West Bank and Gaza by Israeli live fire and rubber bullets, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service.Separately, the Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 25 people, including six children, were wounded in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. Hamas has called for a new Palestinian uprising like the intifadas of 1987-93 and 2000-05, which together saw thousands of Palestinians and over 1,000 Israelis killed.For decades, Washington, like most of the rest of the international community, held back from recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying its status should be determined as part of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
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