This tantrum was completely to be expected. The question is, how much of the free world will continue to allow itself to be intimidated by this sort of thing, thereby encouraging more violent intimidation and bullying?
“Israeli troops clash with Palestinian protesters in West Bank, Gaza,” Reuters, December 7, 2017:
GAZA (Reuters) – At least 31 people were wounded by Israeli army gunfire and rubber bullets, medics said, in Palestinian protests in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Thursday after the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In the West Bank cities of Hebron and Al-Bireh, thousands of demonstrators rallied with chants of “Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine”, witnesses said. Some Palestinians threw stones at soldiers.
Eleven protesters was hit by live fire and another 20 by rubber bullets, medics said. A military spokeswoman said soldiers had used “riot-dispersal gear” against hundreds of rock-throwers.
In the Gaza Strip, dozens of protesters gathered near the border fence with Israel and threw rocks at soldiers on the other side. Seven protesters were wounded by live fire, one was in a critical condition, the health ministry said.
Four people were wounded by live gunfire in the West Bank and another 20 were hit by rubber bullets, health officials said.
An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment.
Palestinian authorities called a general strike in protest at U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement about Jerusalem on Wednesday….