Writers, actors and musicians condemn Trump Jerusalem move

Erdogan slams Israel as ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children

The move, announced by President Donald Trump earlier this week, triggered massive and violent protests in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Jerusalem itself. Meanwhile, Islamic Hamas movement's military wing Al-Qassam brigades called yesterday for the continuation of the "uprising and activating all means in resisting and confronting the occupation" in rejection of the United States decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "We will not abandon it to an occupier state", Erdogan said in an address in the Turkish city of Sivas.

Mr Netanyahu was quick to counter the assault when he spoke later during a press conference alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.

On Sunday, clashes broke out in Al-Arroub refugee camp in the south of the occupied West Bank, leaving one Palestinian wounded from rubber bullets, the Palestinian health ministry said.

"Then, there was a commotion at the front, and suddenly police in riot gear fired volleys of tear gas".

Riyad al-Maliki said at the meeting of the Arab League in Cairo on Saturday that because of the decision, the USA has now "positioned itself as a party in a dispute and not as a mediator", according to Al Jazeera.

Trump's decision was met with global fury and condemnation from politicians.

The demonstration outside the embassy comes as Lebanese group Hezbollah plans to hold a demonstration Monday in the Beirut suburbstocondemn Trump's decision.

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut issued a security message reminding U.S. citizens of "the need for caution and awareness of personal security".

Israel took over East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 war and declared the whole city as its eternal indivisible capital in 1980, but it has not been recognized by the worldwide community.

Trump said the decision was merely to "acknowledge the obvious", saying "this is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality". While Trump says his decision will help bring about a two-state solution, critics say that prospect is dead.

The US policy change on Jerusalem puts it "on the side of occupation" and "exempts it from a mediation role in the peace process", the Arab League said in a statement.



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