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Greece: Hundreds demo outside US Consulate after Jerusalem announcement01:46

Greece: Hundreds demo outside US Consulate after Jerusalem announcement

Greece, Thessaloniki
December 9, 2017 at 01:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 300 members from the Palestinian Community of Thessaloniki and the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace gathered outside the US Consulate in the city on Friday to demonstrate against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.People then marched through the city centre holding Palestinian flags. Police were also present to observe the demonstration.The march ended at the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace.Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday in a live televised address from Washington DC. He also began the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv.Israel has always claimed Jerusalem as its capital while Palestinians demand that annexed East Jerusalem becomes the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Greece: Hundreds demo outside US Consulate after Jerusalem announcement01:46
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Around 300 members from the Palestinian Community of Thessaloniki and the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace gathered outside the US Consulate in the city on Friday to demonstrate against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.People then marched through the city centre holding Palestinian flags. Police were also present to observe the demonstration.The march ended at the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace.Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday in a live televised address from Washington DC. He also began the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv.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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