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Publish Date: 13:15 - 07 December 2017
TEHRAN, December 7 - The top leader of Hamas is calling for a new uprising against Israel in the wake of US President Donald Trump's decision of recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel.

Hamas leader calls for uprising against IsraelTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Ismail Haniyeh spoke to his followers in the Gaza Strip on Thursday and called the U.S. decision an "aggression on our people and a war on our sanctuaries."

He says the uprising should begin Friday, the Muslim holy day.

Haniyeh then added: "We want the uprising to last and continue to let Trump and the occupation regret this decision."

Saudi Arabia's royal court, led by King Salman and his son, are condemning the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the “capital” of Israel.

It's a rare public rebuke by the royal court of U.S. ally and President Donald Trump.

Schools and shops are closed in the West Bank, as Palestinians are protesting Trump's decision.

Political groups have called for protest marches in West Bank town centers at noon on Thursday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accusing his American counterpart of throwing the Middle East into a "ring of fire" by declaring the divided holy city of Jerusalem as Israel's "capital".

Erdogan also compared President Donald Trump to a "blender" that is stirring up trouble in the region.

The Turkish leader said, addressing Trump: "It's not possible to understand what you are trying to get out of it."

Erdogan added that "political leaders exist not to stir things up, but to make peace."

He also said: "If Trump says 'I am strong therefore I am right,' he is mistaken."

Erdogan spoke to a group of workers on Thursday who had gathered at Ankara's airport, before he departed for an official visit to Greece.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was to travel to Jordan on Thursday to meet with Jordanian King Abdullah II. The two leaders might try to coordinate a response to Trump's policy change.

On Wednesday, Trump said the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though he set no timetable for that.

Source: AP


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