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Palestinians Call ’Days of Rage’ over Trump’s Al-Quds Move
Protests broke out in Palestine's Gaza Strip in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize al-Quds as the Zionist entity's capital, as Palestinian leaders called for three days of rage against the move.
Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in Gaza City on Wednesday, carrying banners denouncing Trump, hours ahead of his declaration that will also see the US embassy move from Tel Aviv to al-Quds.
The declaration comes amid global condemnation of the decision.
Meanwhile, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya described Trump's decision as a "flagrant aggression".
"This decision is an uncalculated gamble that will know no limit to the Palestinian, Arab and Muslim reaction," he said.
"We call for stopping this decision fully because this will usher in the beginning of a time of terrible transformations, not just on the Palestinian level but on the region as a whole," Haniya told al-Jazeera.
Gazans did not bother to wait for the announcement and spontaneously gathered to protest against the plans.
Resistance groups in Gaza called on the Palestine Liberation Organization to withdraw its recognition of ‘Israel' in response to Trump's move.
"At a time when the city of al-Quds is subjected to systematic Judaization, and our people are exposed to suffering from repression, displacement and exile, comes the American decision to declare the city of al-Quds as the capital of [Israel] in violation of all international conventions and norms," the factions said in a statement.
In Lebanon's capital, Beirut, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the Palestinian refugee camp Bourj el-Barajneh to protest against Trump.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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