State of Palestine: Leaders call for «one million person» march in Gaza

Several Palestinian political factions issued a rallying cry in Gaza City, urging people throughout Palestinian territory to hold a 'one million person march' after Friday prayers. Protests are continuing right across the Arab world after US President Donald Trump decided to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Images taken at the demonstration show children holding weapons... Еще while covering their faces. Hamas leader Ismail Haniya attended the protest alongside leaders from several Palestinian factions. In an interview, Khaled al-Batsh from the Islamic Jihad movement said that this was the 'first one million march' in the Gaza Strip. «It is in support of Jerusalem and the Jerusalemites and the affirmation of the Arab Muslim, Christian identity of Jerusalem and rejecting [US President] Donald Trump's decision that considered Jerusalem [the Israeli capital], which for Muslims, is their capital. This decision must be stopped and all peoples and friendly states must stand with us», al-Batsh added. Last week, Trump broke with decades of US diplomatic practice in the Middle East by formally recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The announcement was met with outrage from the Arab world, with Haniya calling for a third 'intifada'. The status of the Holy City is seen as a key issue in the Israel-Palestine peace process.

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