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29 Jan 2020 | 03:39 AM UTC

Israel/Palestinian Terr.: At least 22 injured amid protests in Gaza, West Bank January 28 /update 2

At least 22 people injured as protests broke out in the West Bank, Gaza on January 28; additional protests on January 29

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Event

At least 22 people have been injured in protests across the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank on Tuesday, January 28, as groups gathered to oppose US President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, announced that same day. An estimated figure of 1000 participants have been reported in Gaza. At least 12 of those injured were in Eizariya, where tear gas was used to try and repress protests. There are unconfirmed reports of an ongoing protest in the West Bank as of the morning (local time) on Wednesday, January 29.

The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces are reportedly organizing protests on Wednesday morning (local time) in the northern Jordan Valley and marches in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. On Friday, January 31, the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces are calling on supporters to gather at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem - likely coinciding with afternoon prayers.

Further protest action is anticipated in major urban areas throughout the Palestinian Territories Wednesday, and Friday. A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are expected near any demonstration. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Advice

Individuals in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

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.