Hamas Calls for ‘Day of Rage’ After Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

TOPSHOT - Palestinian protesters burn pictures of US President Donald Trump at the manger square in Bethlehem on December 5, 2017. US President Donald Trump told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in a phone call that he intends to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Abbas's office said. …

The Palestinian terrorist gang known as Hamas was predictably displeased by President Donald Trump’s historic recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, promising a “day of rage” to protest the decision.

“We call on the people of Palestine to declare ‘rage day’ on Friday against Israel, denying the U.S. plan to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” read a statement from the group.

“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. Jerusalem is a red line and the resistance will not allow any desecration of it,” the statement added.

Hamas said that Trump’s action crossed a “red line” and opens “the gates of hell.” They vowed the “resistance” would not allow any “desecration” of Jerusalem.

“Trump’s decision on Jerusalem will not succeed in changing the fact that Jerusalem is an Arab Muslim land,” a Hamas spokesman declared, calling Trump’s decision “foolish” and predicting that the “biggest losers” from it are Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Last Saturday, Hamas called for a renewed “intifada” or violent uprising if the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

They said moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem would be a “flagrant attack on the city by the American administration” and would provide Israel with “cover for continuing its crime of Judaising the city and emptying it of Palestinians.”


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