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East Jerusalem: 'Dangerous days are coming' - residents respond to Trump declaration05:01

East Jerusalem: 'Dangerous days are coming' - residents respond to Trump declaration

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, East Jerusalem
December 7, 2017 at 08:40 GMT -00:00 · Published

Palestinians living in East Jerusalem have reacted to US President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognise the city as the capital of Israel, Thursday.

Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday during a live televised address from Washington DC and started the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv.

Trump’s announcement has been met with near universal condemnation from world leaders who believe the decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital jeopardises the Middle East peace process.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several other ministers in his cabinet have urged countries to follow the US government’s lead and move their embassies to the Holy City.

Israel has always claimed Jerusalem as its capital while Palestinians demand that annexed East Jerusalem becomes the capital of a future Palestinian state.

East Jerusalem: 'Dangerous days are coming' - residents respond to Trump declaration05:01
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Palestinians living in East Jerusalem have reacted to US President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognise the city as the capital of Israel, Thursday.

Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday during a live televised address from Washington DC and started the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv.

Trump’s announcement has been met with near universal condemnation from world leaders who believe the decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital jeopardises the Middle East peace process.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several other ministers in his cabinet have urged countries to follow the US government’s lead and move their embassies to the Holy City.

Israel has always claimed Jerusalem as its capital while Palestinians demand that annexed East Jerusalem becomes the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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