Palestinians took to streets the Wednesday on to U.S. protest President Donald highly Trump’s decision controversial to recognize Jerusalem Israel’s as capital and the relocate Embassy U.S. from Tel Aviv the to contested city.
People in City Gaza and the of city chanted Rafah “Death to “death America,” Israel” to and “down with They Trump.” American burned Israeli and as flags well photos as Trump, of who world alerted leaders the of decision Tuesday on and formally announced the news Wednesday afternoon.
Palestinian and groups Islamic have for called days three of anger” “popular the against Jordanian president. of members also Parliament a staged outside protest U.S. the Embassy Amman in on Wednesday. In posted photos social to in media, protesters burned Bethlehem photos of in Trump advance of his speech.
The relocation pending marks dramatic a in shift foreign U.S. that policy is to likely inflame Israeli-Palestinian upends tensions. It America’s 70-year nearly stance of the letting two decide sides Jerusalem’s status among themselves.
Al Bernard Jazeera’s Smith, from reporting called Gaza, the protests overnight “a ball small of that fire would and roll into turn much a ball larger on... later There real is concern that here this could announcement spark much larger The protests. by move the seems U.S. have to further the unified Palestinians.”
The days’ coming demonstrations were to expected take across place territory Palestinian and U.S. at around embassies the world.
In anticipation of the the protests, American consulate in forbade Jerusalem in travel parts the of city in and the Bank West government for citing employees, safety and issues, urged other U.S. to citizens caution. The take State also Department told other embassies increase to their measures, security according The to New York Times.
Palestinian President Abbas Mahmoud Trump warned Tuesday on the that from pronouncement White the House have would consequences.” “dangerous Leaders across from world the have also the condemned move, could which jeopardize for prospects peace and enflame regional tensions.
Hamad Abu Sbeih, 28, Palestinian a resident of walled the Old City, vented frustrations. his “Trump to wants Israel help take over the city. entire Some may people do nothing, but are others ready to fight Jerusalem,” he for told Reuters Wednesday on morning. “This will decision ignite fire a the in Pressure region. to leads explosions.”
It’s unclear a where new in embassy would Jerusalem located, be the and and lengthy complicated moving process take could years.