TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Palestinian youth has died from wounds sustained in clashes with Israeli forces, along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel earlier this week, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
Mohammed Sami al-Dahdouh was injured after being shot during a protest on December 8, in the east of Gaza City, against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem (al-Quds) as Israel's capital.
"He died of his wounds on Sunday," ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement, Al Jazeera News Network reported.
Dahdouh's death brings to 15 the number of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after the US move on December 6.
The United Nations General Assembly voted by a huge majority to declare the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital "null and void".
A similar resolution was rejected at the UN Security Council on December 18 after it was vetoed by the US, one of five permanent members of the UN body holding veto power.
Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Palestinian territories have witnessed a surge of protests in the last two weeks. More than 500 Palestinian protesters have been arrested by Israeli forces.
Arab and Muslim states had requested that the 193-nation assembly hold an emergency special meeting on Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds as Israel’s capital, days after Washington used its veto power to block an Egypt-drafted resolution against the move at the UN Security Council.
On December 6, Trump announced his decision to recognize al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocate the US embassy in occupied lands from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The dramatic shift in Washington’s policy vis-à-vis the city triggered demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.