Scholars urge 'uprising' over Jerusalem embassy move

  • Scholars urge 'uprising' over Jerusalem embassy move

Scholars urge 'uprising' over Jerusalem embassy move

The Hamas terror organization slammed the move as a "violation of global law".

"Unfortunately, the U.S. exhibits that it does not hear, and worse still, does not care about the voice of the global community's conscience", the statement reads. "President Trump, you are a great friend of the State of Israel and we all thank you", he said.

However, in the radio interview he argued that the USA is not the real problem.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida, al-Quds and al-Ayyam said that a Palestinian youth was injured on Saturday when he was shot with rubber-coated steel rounds by Israeli forces during clashes in the village of Kafr Qaddoum, to the east of the city of Qalqilia, in the West Bank, while another was injured by gunshots in his shoulder during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the village of Burin, to the south of the city of Nablus. "We are calling on all Muslim nations to confront Israel and to stop such decisions".

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Motzoei Shabbos expressed Israel's gratitude for its weekend announcement that the United States would officially move its embassy to Yerushalayim in mid-May - just in time for Israel's 70th Independence Day.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state. "Thank you, President Trump, for your leadership, and for your friendship".

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday called the United States administration's decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem as "a new and unsafe episode in the series of provocations and wrong decisions that have been going on since December". Nakba Day is marked annually on May 15, the same day as the Gregorian anniversary of the day Israel declared itself a state.

The decision has sparked weekly protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, as well as given rise to more attacks by Palestinians against Israeli soldiers and civilians, according to Israel's domestic Shin Bet security service. A report on Hadashot News Motzoei Shabbos said that Netanyahu plans to invite Trump to the official opening of the embassy in May.

The Palestinian territories have remained tense since early last December, when Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"This is an unacceptable step".