Trump’s Jerusalem recognition: Fears of global backlash

Trump’s Jerusalem recognition: Fears of global backlash

Trump’s Jerusalem recognition: Fears of global backlash
President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has received global condemnation. Hamas has called for an intifada against Israel Thursday, as schools and shops are closed in the West Bank.

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  • 07 December 2017

    10:51 GMT

    Police and protesters are clashing in Bethlehem, amid growing unrest over the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

  • 10:42 GMT

    WATCH: In the UK, MPs are debating the controversial Jerusalem decision. The British government disagrees with the US move, but says it will continue to support efforts to bring peace to the region.

    The House of Commons has heard renewed calls for the invitation to President Trump to visit the UK to be retracted.

  • 10:26 GMT

    Iraq’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the US ambassador in Baghdad to protest Trump’s Jerusalem decision. The office will hand over a memo officially voicing its opposition to Wednesday’s announcement.

  • 10:05 GMT

    WATCH:Palestinians are protesting in Ramallah against the US administration’s Jerusalem announcement.

  • 09:49 GMT

    Iraq’s top Shiite Cleric Ali al-Sistani has condemned President Trump’s decision to break from international protocol and move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

    Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani said Trump’s decision “hurts the feelings of hundreds of millions of Arabs and Muslims.”

  • 09:06 GMT

    The Israeli military is reinforcing troops in the West Bank and putting additional forces on standby. The announcement follows President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and Hamas’s call for an intifada Thursday.

    Several army battalions are being deployed and other forces put on standby, a military statement said, calling the measures “part of the IDF’s (Israel Defence Forces) readiness for possible developments.”

  • 08:53 GMT

    بيان من الديوان الملكي: المملكة تعرب عن استنكارها واسفها الشديد للقرار الأمريكي .http://www.spa.gov.sa/viewstory.php?lang=ar&newsid=1695649 

    Saudi royal court has condemned Trump administration decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

  • 08:40 GMT

    Hamas has called for a new intifada against Israel after U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

    “We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy,” Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech in Gaza.

    READ MORE: Hamas leader calls for ‘new intifada in the face of Israel’

  • 08:33 GMT

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that “many” countries would follow the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and that such contacts were already under way.

    Speaking at Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Netanyahu did not name any of these countries. He said some might relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the U.S. move, which the Trump administration expects to take several years.

  • 08:27 GMT

    The leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, has called for a “new intifada in the face of Israel”, Reuters reports.

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