Israeli strikes kill two Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli strikes kill two Palestinians in Gaza

Gaza (Web Desk): Two Palestinians were killed as Israel launched fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday.

A Hamas source confirmed the two men killed when Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft targeted four facilities belonging to the group.

Two more Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border on Friday and scores more were wounded there and in the occupied West Bank during the protests.

Across the Arab and Muslim worlds, thousands more protesters took to the streets on the Muslim holy day to express solidarity with the Palestinians and outrage at Trump’s reversal of decades of US policy.

Trump’s announcement on Wednesday has infuriated the Arab world and upset Western allies.

Most countries consider East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed after capturing it in the 1967 Middle East War, to be occupied territory. It includes the Old City, home to sites considered holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians alike.

For decades, Washington, like most of the rest of the international community, held back from recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying its status should be determined as part of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

The Trump administration argues that the peace process has become moribund, and outdated policies need to be jettisoned for the sides in the conflict to make progress.

Trump also said he would fulfil his campaign promise and begin the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, where no other country has an embassy.