State of Palestine: First matyr of 'Third Intifada' killed during clashes with Israeli forces

Relatives of the slain Mahmoud al-Masri kissed the dead body of the first victim of the 'Third Intifada' goodbye, as he laid in a morgue in Gaza after being shot dead by Israeli forces during protests over Jerusalem. The 30-year-old Mahmoud al-Masri is the first victim and martyr of what is described by the locals as the third ‘Intifada’, after violent clashes erupted in response to the... Еще recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the US President. «Today we lost the first martyr in this blessed Intifada» said a relative of the 30-year-old adding that «we will not stop the Intifada until we liberate Jerusalem, God Willing.» US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday in a live televised address from Washington DC and started the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv. The decision sparked immediate outrage and fury from countries all over the world, with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh calling for a «new intifada» against Israel. The status of the Holy City is a contentious issue in the Middle East peace process. 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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