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