Palestinians Plotting ‘Day of Rage’ to Mark 100 Days Following Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition

A Palestinian protester burns an Israeli flag after the funeral of Palestinian Milad Said Ayyash, 17, who died of wounds sustained in yesterday's protests in east Jerusalem, Saturday, May 14, 2011.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
AP/Sebastian Scheiner

The Times of Israel reports: Palestinian groups in the West Bank and Gaza are urging mass protests Friday to mark 100 days since US President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The so-called “day of rage” would be the latest in a series of weekly demonstrations, many of them violent, which have taken place since the December 6 announcement and subsequent moves for the US to move its embassy to the city. Many of the protests shrunk in size after the first few weeks.

Renewing the protests, Palestinian factions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip called Thursday for Palestinians to protest Trump’s decision by staging rallies after Friday prayers in the mosques. The protests are being held under the banner of “Friday rage for Jerusalem.”

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