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Palestinians protest Trump's Jerusalem move

Clashes erupted across the West Bank on Thursday, as Palestinians protested against US President Donald Trump's recognition of the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The powerful Islamist group Hamas has urged Palestinians to abandon peace efforts and start a new uprising – or Intifada - against Israel. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has also called on protesters to stage rallies, but said they should be peaceful.

At least 30 people have so far been wounded in the clashes, some hit by live bullets, according to emergency services. One person was in a critical condition, Gaza’s health ministry said.

More troops were being deployed across the occupied West Bank, ahead of what Hamas warned would be a 'day of rage' this Friday. Rallies and protests are expected near Israeli-controlled checkpoints and along the border with Gaza.

In the West Bank cities of Hebron and Al-Bireh, thousands of demonstrators rallied with chants of "Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine", witnesses said. Some Palestinians threw stones at soldiers.

Rockets fired from Gaza

The Israeli military said two rockets had been fired towards Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, but did not cross into Israeli territory. Dozens of protesters also gathered near the border fence with Israel and threw rocks at soldiers on the other side.

"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.

"Let December 8 be the first day of the intifada against the occupier," he said.

All Palestinian factions have called a general strike in protest over Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem on Wednesday (Dec. 6), which reversed decades of US policy, infuriated the Arab world and upset Washington’s Western allies.

The status of Jerusalem - home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions - is one of the biggest obstacles to reaching a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, including the eastern part, which it has occupied since 1967, and which the Palestinians want as the capital of their own independent state.

In recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Trump was seen as siding with Israel's government, which says it will not give up any part of the city.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has suggested the US disqualified itself as a broker in the peace process, a role it played for more than two decades of stop-and-go negotiations on setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

There’s now growing fear of an outburst of violence during Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.



Added: Dec-7-2017 
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  • we moved our embassy to their capital, whats the problem is?

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    • @TrumpSuckJewCock by moving our israeli embassy to the capital of israel? please explain why this hurts your butt?

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    • @TrumpSuckJewCock hahaha! you islamic rats dont get to dictate to the israelis where their capital is!
      you bacon licking pig herder!

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    • @TrumpSuckJewCock It can be a shared capital. Keeping the status quo has done nothing to solve the problem. Perhaps this will urge both sides to find a compromise. If they can’t do it, others will do it for them.

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    • @TrumpSuckJewCock Your pissed while the rest of us will have a toast tonight in honor of our GREAT PRESIDENT TRUMP. Now get on your knees and bow to your new master.

      Its just our way of saying thanks for being so peaceful and adding to the human race the last 50 years. LOL

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    • @TrumpSuckJewCock After reading this comment, I know peace in the middle east is totally coming soon LOL

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  • ....And no fucks are given, lol. They should close up shop permanently and move back to Saudi Arabia where they can throw sticks and stones at they're imaginary devil named Allah, lol.

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    • @TrumpSuckJewCock you are getting reported. Double standard here. LL Jew shills cry for bloody murder at every turn, but when it's directed at them....wah report wah.

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    • @SirSmartArse  in all absolute dead seriousness, WE believe in free speech and would not report anyone no matter what. But if you're not going to reciprocate, then neither are we! The most basic rule of physics, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
      This is why the world will never know peace.

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    • @Rpgbron Physics and religion don't mix. It's like fact (Physics) and fiction (Religion) don't mix. Until the world sides with fact, it will never know peace. But this wont happen either until we rid ourselves of tyranny in all its forms.

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    • @SirSmartArse In all absolute dead seriousness, indulging in delusional fantasies certainly isn't going to help one damn bit! The REALITY is that; "One man's terrorist is another man's "freedom fighter", and that will NEVER change! You do NOT get to decide who is a "tyrant", nor do you have any right to define "tyranny" for the entire planet, and for that matter, neither do I! And Neither does anyone else! The REAL problem is the inability to "agree More..

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    • @Rpgbron lol - you must be religious by that kind of rant. Yes, I get to define who is being tyrannical over me. AND I can have a view point for the rest of the planet. "Neither does anyone else".... well who the fuck does then - lol. The very idea of you saying "I don't have the right" is a fascist ideal. History and the present has shown in many ways how tyrants have come to power and used "belief" to their own benefit. That's why religions like Islam and Catholi More..

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  • Jerusalem was built 2500 years ago and since them mostly occupied by jews. So its the natural capital city of Israel.
    And if the Muslims there start to riot: This should be a welcomed opportunity for the israelis army machine gun target practice

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    • @hhhhhaaaaa we all originated in Africa I guess that means I can fucking go to any African country Deport it’s people steal their land and call it my my own...hey, if a new religion can put and said that their ancestors originated from your country would you let them have it?

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    • @EqT 
      Thats not the same. The jews BUILT the city and lived there for 2500+ years. However most of the time it was occupied by others, like the romans, the ottomans, the british etc. However they managed to get rid of their occupiers
      The muslims claim for Jerusalem is based on the ludicrously bad made up story that the evil pedophile Turd Mohamed once got a horse with wings and flew in one night from Mekka to Jerusalem and back and made it "his" city.
      As I said: Israels Army should More..

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  • the women look like men..just saying

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  • Time to throw a rock.

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  • "Palestinians" before the move were irrelevant and hated the US. "Palestinians" after the move are still irrelevant and still hate the US. Next.

    How is it that "Palestinians" protesting is news?

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  • American AntiFa scum are ungovernable. Arab Islamic scum are unemployable.

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  • If it makes muslooms mad then I'm glad. Fuck palestine and islam.

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  • koranderthal tears...boo-fucking-hoo!

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  • Who cares about Palestine?

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  • Trump should also declare Jerusalem as Palestine's capital and just send heads spinning

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    • @facepalm  YES! That would be great! Even better, Trump should just declare Isreal as capital over all of Palestine! That would really set their heads spinning.

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  • Whine more n00bs

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  • fuck'em

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  • Fish swim
    Birds fly
    Muzzies muzz

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  • Jerusalem is in Israel period. it always has been.

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  • "Day of rage" again? How boring, do Muslims ever have a "Day of peace", since they claim "Islam is a religion of peace" and all. lol

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  • And Catalonians protest you but you won't give them press.

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  • So what who cares, that is their problem.

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  • So they are mad because Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which it has been since 1949? Triggered islamic snow flakes.

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  • I’m shocked, the Palestinians aren’t happy with something?

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  • Do you know how to tell an angry Pally from a calm one?
    No this isn't a joke, I can't tell for real.......

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  • Is the narrator the same guy that did Whinnie the Poo?

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  • Day of rage = Palestinians throwing stones at IDF soldiers
    Day of peace = IDF using tanks against Palestinians

    fkn love it !!

    I fkn love it !!!

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  • Thanks Trump, you fucking knob, for sticking USA's nose into the middle of this quarrel between "Invisible Man In the Sky" cults and their stupid superstitions.
    Trump's a dope of the highest order.

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    • @Dr Strangelove Do not be worry, your food stamps are not in danger (for now)

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    • @adam1984 
      Oh, thank God.
      For a minute there I thought some Israeli Hebe was gonna steal that too like the West Bank.

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    • @Dr Strangelove What God do you thanks to? The one you stole from the Jews?

      jew wannabe.

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    • @Dr Strangelove The way Israel thanks the United States is through various collaborations and developments in many fields.

      You know that the aid budget to israel is barely 8% of Israel's total military defense budget, right?

      Do not wait for a "thank you" letter.

      I'm sorry but there is only one chosen peoples. Maybe another time. sorry.

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    • @Dr Strangelove In 2017, Israel's defense budget is 80 billion NIS ($23 billion)
      In other words, in 2017, the budget for defense assistance from the United States out of total defense expenditure is 13%.

      For the year 2018, the defense budget will amount to 84 million NIS, which means that over the years the percentage will decrease.

      Needless to say, the budget of $ 3 billion was made in an agreement for 10 years ahead. Years earlier the budget relief was much lower.

      So who is the li More..

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