In Pictures: Palestinians Protest for Jerusalem

Published December 17th, 2017 - 09:03 GMT

The decision by the U.S. president to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has sparked fierce backlash from Palestinians, Arabs and the Muslim world. 

Protests continue in the West Bank, with Israeli soldiers reported to have shot several protestors. At least four Palestinian protestors are reported to have been killed so far.

Here are some pictures taken during protests over the weekend in Palestine.

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A Palestinian demonstrator kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah following the U.S. president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

A Palestinian demonstrator kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah following the U.S. president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

A Palestinian protestor uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

A Palestinian protestor uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

Israeli forces fire teargas at Palestinian demonstrators during clashes near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

Israeli forces fire teargas at Palestinian demonstrators during clashes near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

A Palestinian boy rides his bike during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

A Palestinian boy rides his bike during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

Supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a demonstration in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank, as protests continue in the region amid anger over the U.S. president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
Musa AL SHAER / AFP

Supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a demonstration in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank, as protests continue in the region amid anger over the U.S. president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Musa AL SHAER / AFP

Israeli forces stand guard in front of a mural at the main entrance of Bethlehem, in the Israeli occupied West Bank as protests continue in the region.
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)

Israeli forces stand guard in front of a mural at the main entrance of Bethlehem, in the Israeli occupied West Bank as protests continue in the region. (Musa AL SHAER / AFP)

A member of the Israeli forces (L) holds a position as a Palestinian protestor throws stones during clashes following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. 
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)

A member of the Israeli forces (L) holds a position as a Palestinian protestor throws stones during clashes following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. (Musa AL SHAER / AFP)

Female Palestinian protestors take part in clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank.
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)

Female Palestinian protestors take part in clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. (Musa AL SHAER / AFP)

A Palestinian demonstrator kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah following the U.S. president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
A Palestinian protestor uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
Israeli forces fire teargas at Palestinian demonstrators during clashes near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
A Palestinian boy rides his bike during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
Supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a demonstration in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank, as protests continue in the region amid anger over the U.S. president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
Musa AL SHAER / AFP
Israeli forces stand guard in front of a mural at the main entrance of Bethlehem, in the Israeli occupied West Bank as protests continue in the region.
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
A member of the Israeli forces (L) holds a position as a Palestinian protestor throws stones during clashes following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. 
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
Female Palestinian protestors take part in clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank.
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
A Palestinian demonstrator kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah following the U.S. president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
A Palestinian demonstrator kicks a burning tire during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah following the U.S. president's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
A Palestinian protestor uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
A Palestinian protestor uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
Israeli forces fire teargas at Palestinian demonstrators during clashes near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
Israeli forces fire teargas at Palestinian demonstrators during clashes near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
A Palestinian boy rides his bike during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
(ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
A Palestinian boy rides his bike during clashes with Israeli forces near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)
Supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a demonstration in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank, as protests continue in the region amid anger over the U.S. president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 
Musa AL SHAER / AFP
Supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a demonstration in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank, as protests continue in the region amid anger over the U.S. president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Musa AL SHAER / AFP
Israeli forces stand guard in front of a mural at the main entrance of Bethlehem, in the Israeli occupied West Bank as protests continue in the region.
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
Israeli forces stand guard in front of a mural at the main entrance of Bethlehem, in the Israeli occupied West Bank as protests continue in the region. (Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
A member of the Israeli forces (L) holds a position as a Palestinian protestor throws stones during clashes following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. 
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
A member of the Israeli forces (L) holds a position as a Palestinian protestor throws stones during clashes following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. (Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
Female Palestinian protestors take part in clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank.
(Musa AL SHAER / AFP)
Female Palestinian protestors take part in clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Bethlehem in the Israeli occupied West Bank. (Musa AL SHAER / AFP)