Palestinians Kick Against Trump's Jerusalem Plan
The proposed plan by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has continued to generate reactions globally.
Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza city on Wednesday against the move.
Demonstrators marched from Al-Saraya square in central Gaza towards the unknown Soldier square in the west side of the city in response to calls by the Palestinian national factions.
The angered Palestinians shouted slogans against Trump's potential move to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or move the US embassy to the city, raising Palestinian flags and slogans saying “To Trump: Jerusalem is a Red Line” and “We shall protect Jerusalem with our souls and bodies.”
Islamic Hamas movement senior figure Salah Al-Bardaweel told Xinhua during the march that this angry demonstration "is one step in a series of steps that we will launch alongside Arab and Islamic states against the US decision regarding Jerusalem".
He described the American moves on Jerusalem as “very dangerous on the Palestinian issue and an attack on our holy Qur’an, history, heart and soul".
In his office in West Bank city Ramallah, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah convened representatives of the diplomatic corpse and the European Union representative over the possible U.S. step.
He said in an emailed press statement that such a move "would inflame violence in the entire region because Jerusalem is not only important to the Palestinians alone, but also Arabs and Muslims, who reject this decision".
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