The Palestinian Health Ministry said Saturday that 1,100 people suffered injuries amid Friday’s protests against the status of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem.
Palestinians took to the streets in a “day of rage” on Friday following the recent U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv.
Protests resulted in clashes with Israeli police.
Israeli forces said that riot instigators were targeted by the fire.
On Friday, the Palestine Red Crescent said that almost 800 people were injured, including around 60 people with gunshot wounds.
An official also said that two Palestinian fighters have been killed in Israeli airstrikes of the Gaza Strip.
The bodies were buried under the ruins of a destroyed military building destroyed by Israeli planes in response to rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel.
“Ambulance brigades took the bodies of two fighters out from under the ruins of the Badr military installation south of Gaza, which was attacked by Israeli bombers at dawn,” the representative said.
Israel Defence Forces have stated that the bombing raids targeted two armament workshops an arms warehouse and a training camp all belonging to Hamas.
Tensions between Israel and Palestinians flared up after US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate U.S. embassy to the city from Tel Aviv.