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26 Nov 2019 | 10:22 PM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: Thousands in West Bank protest US settlement decision November 26

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Thousands participate in West Bank protests against US policy shift on Israeli settlements November 26; additional demonstrations possible over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/26/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/27/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tel_Aviv). COUNTRY/REGION West Bank


Thousands of Palestinians protested across the West Bank on Tuesday, November 26, to denounce the US announcement that it no longer views Israeli settlements as a violation of international law. At least 77 people were injured after security forces used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrations in Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron, and Bethlehem. Schools, universities, and government offices were shut down on Tuesday as a result of the rallies.

Additionally, two rockets were fired toward southern Israel from Gaza on Tuesday, triggering alert sirens in Sderot and its surrounding communities. One of the rockets was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, while the other landed in an open field in the Sha'ar HaNegev region. There were no reports of casualties or damages as a result of the attacks.

Further cross-border fire is possible over the Israeli-Gazan border over the coming hours and days, including rockets fired by Palestinian militants toward and into Israel and retaliatory Israel Defense Forces (IDF) strikes on the Gaza Strip.


Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments. Seek immediate shelter in the event of a rocket attack.

Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.


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