US News Hamas calls for uprising as Palestinians protest Trump’s Jerusalem stance

18:21  07 december  2017
18:21  07 december  2017 Source:   The Washington Post

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital, upending decades of U.S. policy

  Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital, upending decades of U.S. policy <p>President Donald Trump on Wednesday will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and set in motion the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the ancient city, senior U.S. officials said, a decision that upends decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East.<br></p><p></p>Facing an outcry of opposition from Arab capitals, Trump, in a landmark speech, will announce he has ordered the State Department to begin developing a plan to move the embassy from Tel Aviv in what is expected to be a process that takes three to four years, the officials said. He will not set a timetable for the move.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for a new uprising in the Palestinian territories and for Friday to be a day of rage. In the televised speech Wednesday, Trump said that presidents before him had signed a waiver delaying the recognition of Jerusalem under the belief that it might advance the

JERUSALEM — For Israelis, Thursday was a day of celebration as most of the country basked in the glow President Trump ’ s speech recognizing Jerusalem as their capital, but for Palestinians , it was a day of mourning, rage and protests .

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Theresa May disagrees with Donald Trump’s ‘unhelpful’ decision on Jerusalem

  Theresa May disagrees with Donald Trump’s ‘unhelpful’ decision on Jerusalem Mr Trump announced that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Theresa May has said she regards Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as unhelpful to prospects for peace in the region.

By Dan Williams and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM /GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump ' s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.

Trump reversed decades of U. S . policy on Wednesday by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling “We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada ( Palestinian uprising ) in the face of the Zionist enemy,” Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech in Gaza.

In the West Bank, the Palestinian Authority called for a general strike and in Gaza, the Islamist Hamas movement called for its followers to ignite a third intifada, or uprising, against Israel.

Angry statements condemning Trump's decision also filled newspaper headlines in Arab countries across the region

Trump's announcement on Wednesday that he would move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and his declaration that he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversed a decades-old U.S. policy. Many fear the step could spark another bloody conflict in the region.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for a new uprising in the Palestinian territories and for Friday to be a day of rage.

"Tomorrow should be a day of rage and the beginning of a broad movement for an uprising that I call 'the intifada of freedom of Jerusalem," he said.

Exclusive: U.S. asks Israel to restrain response to Jerusalem move - document

  Exclusive: U.S. asks Israel to restrain response to Jerusalem move - document <p>US is asking Israel to temper its response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its capital because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to U.S. facilities and people, according to a State Department document seen by Reuters.</p>"While I recognize that you will publicly welcome this news, I ask that you restrain your official response," the document dated Dec. 6 said in talking points for diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to convey to Israeli officials.

CLOSE. The leader of Hamas , the Palestinian militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, called for a third uprising against Israel after President Donald Trump declared contested Jerusalem as the Israeli capital Time.

The leader of Islamic militant group Hamas on Thursday called for a new Palestinian uprising against the state of Israel in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump ' s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

a group of people on a rock: A wounded Palestinian protester is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against President Trump's decision, near the border with Israel in the southern Gaza Strip Dec. 7. © Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters A wounded Palestinian protester is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against President Trump's decision, near the border with Israel in the southern Gaza Strip Dec. 7. He called on the Palestinian Authority to stop security coordination with Israel and "enable the resistance in the occupied West Bank to respond to this blatant aggression."

"Our people and factions of the resistance are in a permanent meeting to follow developments to confront this strategic threat that threatens the city of Jerusalem," he added.

Israel's army said it was preparing for an increase in violence in the coming days and had beefed up its troops in the West Bank, adding reinforcements its combat intelligence and territorial defense units.

U.S. institutions in the regions were also readying themselves for a possible violent fallout. Reuters reported that a State Department communique had been sent to diplomats at the embassy in Tel Aviv with talking points to convey to Israeli officials.

World Leaders Condemn Trump Jerusalem Move, Warn of Violence

  World Leaders Condemn Trump Jerusalem Move, Warn of Violence World leaders reacted with dismay after President Donald Trump decided to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the U.S. embassy there, amid concern the moves could ignite new violence and bury any hope for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Trump announced “it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” and that the U.S. would start the process of moving its embassy to the city.

Trump ’ s dramatic break on Wednesday with decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem counters long- standing international assurances to the Palestinians that the In the Gaza Strip, Hamas ’ leader Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians to launch a new intifada, or uprising , against Israel on Friday.

Trump ’ s dramatic break on Wednesday with decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem counters long- standing international assurances to the Palestinians that the In the Gaza Strip, Hamas ’ leader Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians to launch a new intifada, or uprising , against Israel on Friday.

"While I recognize that you will publicly welcome this news, I ask that you restrain your official response," Reuters reported the document dated Dec. 6 said as saying. "We expect there to be resistance to this news in the Middle East and around the world. We are still judging the impact this decision will have on U.S. facilities and personnel overseas."

In the televised speech Wednesday, Trump said that presidents before him had signed a waiver delaying the recognition of Jerusalem under the belief that it might advance the cause of peace. But, he said, "after more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result."

"Therefore, I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," he said.

Successive U.S. administrations have held off moving the embassy from Tel Aviv since the mid-1990s, in line with an international consensus that Jerusalem's status should be decided in a final peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. 

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  Jerusalem Move Makes Trump's Peace Deal More Elusive Than Ever President Donald Trump called his decision Wednesday to break with decades of precedent and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel a move made “in the best interest of peace between Israel and Palestine.” Israel aside, few others saw it that way. Trump tried to temper his decision by reaffirming U.S. support for a “two-state solution” and saying he wasn’t preempting any final decision about Israel’s borders or sovereignty within Jerusalem.

Trump ’ s dramatic break on Wednesday with decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem counters long- standing international assurances to the Palestinians that the In the Gaza Strip, Hamas ’ leader Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians to launch a new intifada, or uprising , against Israel on Friday.

In the Gaza Strip, Hamas ’ leader Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians to launch a new intifada, or uprising , against Israel on Friday. Spontaneous protests sparked in Gaza overnight, with angry youths burning tires, American and Israeli flags and Trump posters.

Israelis see Jerusalem as their eternal and undivided capital, while for Palestinians, the eastern part of the city is the future capital of a Palestinian state. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the U.S. move would galvanize the Palestinian struggle for independence. 

Following Trump's announcement, Abbas said the United States could no longer be a fair mediator in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians. 

The Palestinian Authority called for three days of rage and ordered all Palestinians national institutions in the West Bank and Gaza to strike on Thursday. Schools and government offices from Ramallah to Hebron were shuttered. 

In Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital, young men burned tires and blocked roads with garbage canisters ahead of planned protests. The Israeli military reported that there had already been some clashes. 

The Palestinians, backed by Turkey say that recognizing Jerusalem is in breach of both international law and UN resolutions. Eight countries on the 15-member UN security council called for an emergency meeting to discuss the matter. It is scheduled for Friday. 

Despite the note of caution from the State Department, the mood in Israel was buoyant, with government minister and commentators declaring a diplomatic victory for the Jewish state and for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israeli strikes kill two after Gaza rocket attack amid US Jerusalem move fallout

  Israeli strikes kill two after Gaza rocket attack amid US Jerusalem move fallout <p>Israeli retaliation strikes kill two Palestinian gunmen (Newsweek)</p>Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops in dozens of West Bank hotspots on Friday and along the Gaza border, where two were killed. © Provided by The Press Association Masked Hamas gunmen in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.

The leader of the militant group Hamas called on Palestinians to launch an intifada, the Arabic word for uprising , in the wake of President Donald Trump ’ s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

GAZA (Reuters) – The powerful Palestinian Islamist group Hamas called on Thursday for a new uprising against Israel after US President Donald Trump ’ s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Speaking at a Foreign Ministry conference in Jerusalem on Thursday, Netanyahu heralded Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as a "historic statement." 

"President Trump has always linked himself to the history of our capital," he said. "His name will now float along with other names in the context of the glorious history of Jerusalem and our people."

The prime minister also said that he had already been in contact with other countries that were also ready to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 

"I have no doubt that as soon as the American Embassy moves to Jerusalem, and even before that, many embassies will move to Jerusalem. it's about time."

In columns published in Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth, commentators Nahum Barnea and Shimon Shiffer also commended Trump for his bravery in righting what Israelis see as, a 70-year-old wrong. 

"Those opposed to the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital are wrong. Trump is right. He is right about the issue itself: the 70-year-old refusal by the world to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was a foolish mistake, which was the result of diplomatic cowardice and neglect by Israeli governments," wrote Barnea. 

"Moreover, no agreement appears to be anywhere on the horizon. The argument as if the speech would damage the peace process is ridiculous since there is no peace process," he said. 

In his piece, Shiffer compared the U.S. president to the little boy in the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes. 

"He saw reality for what it is and spoke it out loud."

Kremlin: We see Trump's tweets as official statements .
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