Body count from Trump’s Jerusalem declaration has begun, Israel air strike on Gaza

Israel has mounted an air strike on Gaza as Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has caused uprisings in the region.

The body count has begun, with two men confirmed dead by the Gaza Health Ministry and several more injured after Israeli forces opened fire on 4,500 protesters.

Israel also launched an air strike following rocket fire from Gaza into Israel. One of the rockets was reportedly intercepted, while the landing point of another is yet to be determined. A third rocket hit in the city of Sderot.

Demonstrations and protests have broken out throughout the region as Trump’s controversial decision this week upended decades of careful diplomacy.

At least 30 locations across Palestinian territories are witnessing unrest, but the groups dispersed as night began to fall.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said from Paris that Trump’s decision did not affect the “final status” of Jerusalem, and that the U.S. embassy would probably not be moved there this year or the next.

The embassy move could take at least three to four years, according to earlier reports, but Trump’s very act of declaring that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will most likely cause more protests, Hamas and Israeli military action and deaths in the region over the coming weeks.

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