Beijing accuses US of violating its territory in the South China Sea

Beijing accused the United States of violating China's sovereignty after American missile destroyer sailed near a disputed coral island in the South China Sea.

USS Hopper sailed 12 miles or 22 kilometers from Huangyan Island, also named Scarborough Shoal, dated January 17.

China's defense ministry said in a statement that "a Chinese frigate took immediate action to identify and inspect the American vessel and drove it by issuing a warning."

China seized Huangyan from the Philippines in 2012.

China claimed virtually the entire South China Sea and had done extensive reclamation on many of the islands and corals it claimed, equipped parts of it with airfields and military means.

The South China Sea has a crucial voyage, a place rich in fish and possibly oil, gas and other mining products

The US has no claims of territory in the South China Sea and says it is neutral in the dispute, the United States has said it is concerned China is trying to militarize what should be free and open international waters. Goods are worth about $ 3 trillion across the area each year.

The US Navy regularly sailed across the area to uphold freedom of navigation.

China says it wants to resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea through bilateral negotiations. [gp]

Clashes Deadly After Friday Prayers in the Jerusalem Territory

 Clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces after Friday prayers around the Jerusalem archipelago. A 30-year-old Palestinian was shot dead and 200 people were wounded in clashes in Gaza and Jerusalem.

"More than 200 people were wounded in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, 50 of which require hospitalization. small wounds caused by rubber bullets, tear gas and shortness of breath, "the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Saturday (9/12/2017).

The Israeli military says such unrest occurred in about 30 locations in the West Bank of Jerusalem with a total of 3,000 protesters. In the action, 10 people were injured. On the other hand, hundreds of people engage in similar unrest in six locations along the Israeli and Gaza border.

Demonstrators staged tires and threw an Israeli armed forces (IDF) with stones.

In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the CNN team saw Israeli soldiers firing rubber bullets and tear gas as Palestinian protesters hurled rocks, marbles and Molotov cocktails.

Short combat also took place at the Damascus gate to the Old City of Jerusalem, where demonstrators shouted slogans and raised the Palestinian flag aloft.

Even so, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld wrote in his Twitter account that no incidents occurred inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound during Friday prayers. But security measures from the police force continued around Jerusalem and the Old City.

As is known, demonstrations and criticism from around the world came as a result of Trump's move to move the Israeli capital to Jerusalem on Wednesday (6/12). Palestinians called for 'day of anger' for three days to protest the decision.
(yas / jor)