Middle East protests erupt after Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Marie Harrington
December 11, 2017

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The Arab League called on the United States to revoke its "illegitimate" decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Arab League foreign ministers said in a communique on Sunday.

Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump stated that time has come to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered the Department of State to start preparations for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to this city.

He said: Palestine is an innocent victim.

Pro-palestinians protesters chant slogans against USA and Israel as they wave Turkish and Palestinians flags, December 10, 2017 during a demonstration in Istanbul.

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Israel is blamed by the global community for the deadlock of the peace process due to its settlement expansion policy, which is rejected even by its strongest ally, the United States. I'm sorry but. being strong does not give you such a right.

Israel and the Palestinians hold disputing claims over the holy city, the status of which has been a major sticking point in peace negotiations between the two parties. "The matter is bigger than a mere meeting because the United States, in its decisions on Jerusalem, crossed red lines", The Jerusalem Post quoted Majdi al-Khalidi, Abbas's diplomatic affairs adviser, as saying to Palestinian Authority radio.

Rockets were fired from Gaza and Israeli warplanes carried out raids on the territory.

Two members of the militant organisation were killed while the Palestinian health authority said 25 were wounded, including six children.

Although the resolution did not include any sort of economic sanctions, it urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning President Trump's decision. The Arab League, in a statement issued after an emergency session in Cairo, called Trump's announcement a "dangerous violation of worldwide law" which had no legal impact and was void. Erdogan said in a speech in the central city of Sivas.

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