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Palestinian anger is more subdued, but it isn’t going away

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Analysis. Protests continued in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel this week, and a skirmish with rockets and air raids is taking place between Israel and possible Hamas militants in Gaza.

written by Michele Giorgio

Topic Middle East and North Africa

RAMALLAH, Palestine

December 14, 2017

Some will point out that the number of participants in the demonstrations is not extraordinary. That is true. Nonetheless, Palestinian protests are continuing against the recognition by Donald Trump of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a week ago.

In the refugee camp of Arroub, at the University of Tulkarem, in Bethlehem, in Ramallah, and elsewhere in the West Bank on Tuesday, dozens of Palestinian youths throwing stones faced down Israeli soldiers while they were filing in formation through urban centers. There were at least 10 injured protesters.

Hundreds of Palestinians from Israel organized a sit-in in Tel Aviv, in front of the U.S. embassy that Trump intends to move to Jerusalem. The protests are being played down in the Israeli media, which these days mostly covers domestic policy. Gaza is the only exception, where the tense situation, between Israeli air raids and bombardments and the launching of eight Palestinian rockets in only a week (no one knows by........

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