Muslim worshipers shout slogans against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital during Friday prayers in front of the Dome of the Rock at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on Dec. 8, 2017. (Xinhua/Muammar Awad)
JERUSALEM, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- An estimated 4,500 Palestinian protesters participated in violent riots at six locations along the border with the Gaza Strip throughout Friday against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital, said a statement by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Friday evening.
Protestors rolled burning tires and threw rocks at the security fence and IDF troops who responded with riot dispersals.
During the riots, IDF soldiers fired selectively toward dozens of main instigators, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians held demonstrations in Judea and Samaria Area of the West Bank, said the IDF.
Protestors threw firebombs and rocks and rolled burning tires at security forces. The violence was taking place in Hebron, Al-Arroub, Tulkarm, Ramallah, Qalqilya and Nablus.
In order to disperse the riots, IDF and Border Police soldiers responded with riot dispersals and fired warning shots into the air.
During the course of Friday, 28 rioters were arrested and approximately 65 injured, said the IDF.