Muslims stage ‘day of rage’ around the world against Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Friday, December 8, 2017
By Paul Martin

US President Donald Trump sparked fury by officially recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday
The Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, has called for a new ‘intifada’ uprising against Israel
Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza braced for violence after Friday prayers and extra police have been deployed
Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Turkey, India and Iran have staged protests during a ‘day of rage’

8 December 2017

A Palestinian has been shot dead by Israeli soldiers and hundreds more are injured after violent clashes erupted over Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Demonstrations have been taking place in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia and Kashmir today and hundreds clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah.

Protesters threw stones at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets while huge crowds rallied outside Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque, a flashpoint site in the holy city.

This afternoon, officials said a Palestinian, Mahmoud al-Masri, 30, had been shot dead by the Israeli army in Gaza – the first person killed in clashes over Trump’s planned embassy move. The army confirmed it had shot two people along the border, accusing them of being ‘main instigators’ of ‘violent riots’.

Israeli authorities have deployed hundreds of extra police while soldiers have had all leave cancelled because of the unrest.

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, protesters burnt an effigy of Trump outside the US embassy while in Iran, hundreds rallied in the capital, Tehran, chanting ‘death to America’ and senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami called on supporters to ‘rage’ against Israel.

Thousands also marched in Turkey as well as in Afghanistan, Jordan, Pakistan, Somalia and Egypt, where campaigners vowed to ‘sacrifice our blood and souls for Palestine’.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that plans to move America’s embassy to Jerusalem are unlikely to be acted on for at least two years.

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