After President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday, that country was filled with joy. American flags paired with Israeli flags were a common sight in the Jewish-controlled areas. In the Palestinian areas, it was a different story.
The news sparked protests, with not only American flags being burned, but Israeli flags as well.
— Hamza sulyman 🇸🇾 (@hamza_780) December 7, 2017
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) December 6, 2017
Protesters also burned pictures of Trump.
— Qaiser Thethia (@qaiserthethia) December 7, 2017
Palestinians started burning American flags even before the announcement was made.
— Luke Tress (@luketress) December 6, 2017
Terror group Hamas has called for a day of rage over the proclamation and anticipated embassy move.
“Trump's decision on Jerusalem will not succeed in changing the fact that Jerusalem is an Arab Muslim land,” a spokesperson for the group said. “The youth and the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank need to respond with all means available to the U.S. decision that harms our Jerusalem."
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