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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec. 7, 2017, after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images). Skirmishes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers broke out Thursday in Ramallah and other places in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, one day after President Trump announced that his administration would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinian Authority called for a general strike in Palestinian cities and, in Gaza, the Islamist Hamas movement urged its followers to ignite a third intifada, or uprising, against Israel. At a checkpoint near Ram... Full story

7 December