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Palestinian anger persists after Israeli bombing in Gaza

President Abbas cancels scheduled meeting with Vice President of the United States in the West Bank

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Palestinian anger persists after Israeli bombing in Gaza

The Palestinian protests against declaration of Donald Trump in favour of Jerusalem as capital of Israel were reproduced this Saturday with unequal intensity. Cholera overflowed especially in funerals in Gaza Strip by two Hamas militiamen. They had lost ir lives early in morning in an Israeli bombardment that also caused 25 wounded, including a young child. The air strike was a reprisal for launch of three rockets from Palestinian enclave, one of which impacted on city of Sderot, where it caused material damage.

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Hundreds of young people clashed with Israeli security forces in two dozen West Bank towns, such as Bethlehem. In East Jerusalem clashes were concentrated in street of Saladin, main Palestinian commercial axis of city. More than 130 demonstrators were injured, 25 of m by bullet impact, in all protests, according to sanitary sources.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced through one of his spokespersons that he had cancelled his meeting with Vice President of United States, Mike Pence, who plans to travel to region next week, following unilateral decision of White House on The Statute of Jerusalem.

Also Pope Tawadros II, of Orthodox Coptic Church of Egypt, has also cancelled a meeting with Pence, planned in Cairo, alleging that decision of Washington on Jerusalem "despises feelings of millions of Arabs", reports Efe.


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