East Jerusalem: Protesters take to historic Damascus Gate against Trump declaration

Hundreds gathered at the Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem on Thursday, in protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Thousands more have joined protests across the West Bank, as Palestinian factions announced a general strike and midday rallies. Scuffles occurred between some protesters and Israeli security forces present on the... Еще scene. Israeli security forces were seen detaining a child. Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday in a live televised address from Washington D.C. and started the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv. The decision caused an immediate outrage and fury from Palestinians, with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh calling for a new Intifada against Israel. Israel has always claimed Jerusalem as its capital while Palestinians demand that annexed East Jerusalem becomes the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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