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Moscow Reaffirms Illegality of Israeli Settlement Activities on Palestinian Soil

Moscow Reaffirms Illegality of Israeli Settlement Activities on Palestinian Soil

Forty-six Palestinians sustained light and moderate wounds by Israeli army gunfire on Friday during clashes in the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Continuous construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank is believed to be one of the main obstacles in the path of the decades-long conflict.

Two other Palestinians were injured and transferred to the Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah along with Abu Musaed.

The US ambassador to Israel David Friedman earlier this week blamed Palestinian authorities for the failure of peace efforts, after an Israeli settler was killed in occupied West Bank.

However, Ahed's lawyer revealed that the charges against Ahed and her mother also includes older incidents not related to the viral video shared on social media.

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Then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Ahed to personally convey his admiration.

At least 17 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured in the wave of protests that have gripped the West Bank and Gaza following Trump's decision, with hundreds of Palestinians voicing their indignation with the move every week after Friday prayers.

Fierce protests among Palestinians, violent clashes between them and Israeli security forces sparked after Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel on December 6.

The official stressed that the only way to achieve peace was through creating an independent Palestinian state on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on global terms of reference, and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, which Arab leaders adopted in their summit in Beirut.