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Palestinians march in Gaza to protest US move on Jerusalem

"" Palestinians in Gaza protesting US President Donald Trump‘s intended move to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. (WAFA photo.)

GAZA/RAMALLAH, December 6, 2017 (WAFA) – Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in the Gaza Strip while in the West Bank students held protests in their schools on Wednesday against the United States’ impending announcement of relocating its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizing the city as Israel’s capital.

Thousands marched in the Gaza Strip denouncing the US move as students in the West Bank held rallies in their schools on the subject.

The protesters, who included students, representatives of political factions, civil society figures and scouts, waved Palestine flags and banners that called for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Wednesday US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step that has already generated widespread regional and world condemnation.

The international community does not recognize Israel’s hold on East Jerusalem, which it occupied in June 1967.

M.N./M.K.

 

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