On December 22, thousands of Palestinian took on the streets in the Gaza Strip, the Western Bank and the city of Jerusalem in what was called the third “day of rage” to protest the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that 24-year old Zakaria al-Kafarna and 29-year old Mohamad Nabil Mohrssin were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers while they were protesting east of the city of Jabalia in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
94 Palestinian protestor were injured during protest in the Gaza Strip and the Western Bank, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent. Mohammed Abu Hajar was among the injured protestors. He is famous for dressing as Santa Clause during the protests. Hajar was shot by Israeli soldiers near the town of Abasan al-Jadida in the southern part of Gaza, according to Palestinian activists.
Thousands of Arabs also participated in the third “day of rage” and protested in Tunisia, Lebanon and Jordan to show their sympathy to the Palestinian people and the Jerusalem cause, according to Arab activists.
More than ten Palestinian civilians have been killed by the Israeli Army and security forces since the protests erupted on December 6. The number is expected to grow in the upcoming weeks, as all Palestinians appear to be committed to fight the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.