Angry protests have spread in several Arab and Islamic countries after US President Donald Trump declared occupied Jerusalem the capital of Israel despite an international outcry.
The US president’s announcement – which includes moving the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem – was condemned by many Arab and Islamic leaders, saying it would derail peace efforts.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was among the leaders to immediately denounce the decision as he accused the US of ‘withdrawing’ from the peace process.
US allies including French President Emmanuel Macron and British PM Theresa May also slammed Trump following his decision.
Meanwhile, furious protests have raged in Iraq, where a large demonstration was organized in Baghdad by the Sunni Endowment Center.
Head of the center Abdullatif Al-Humim accused the US administration of “sponsoring terrorism and seeking to divide the region.”
In Jordan, hundreds of students took to the streets protesting Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, chanting slogans against the US administration and Israeli occupation.
Similar protests were organized in Tunisia where hundreds of people demonstrated in Sfax, Sousse, and Tunis calling for a strong and firm Arab and Islamic position.
Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon have also witnessed large demonstrations calling for activating armed resistance against Israeli occupation.
(Source / 07.12.2017)