State of Palestine: Water cannons unleashed in Bethlehem as protests escalate

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Israeli security forces deployed tear gas and water cannons against protesters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Thursday, as demonstrations condemning US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a day earlier escalated.

Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday in a live televised address from Washington D.C. and started the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv.

The decision caused an immediate outrage and fury from Palestinians, with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh calling for a "new intifada" against Israel.

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