TEHRAN (defapress)- Demonstrations were held in several countries around the world on Saturday to protest US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
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Publish Date: 17December 2017 - 11:45
In the French city of Strasbourg, nearly 2,000 people participated in the Support for Palestinian capital Jerusalem rally, Yenisafak reported.
In Germany, thousands of people held demonstrations in Hagen, Bonn and Frankfurt cities.
In Austria’s capital Vienna, a number of demonstrators gathered in front of the US Embassy with banners saying “No to Apartheit regime”, "Free Palestine" and "No to the siege of Jerusalem".
Various civil society groups organized a protest in Rotterdam, Netherlands which 150 people attended.
In Jordan’s capital Amman, women protesters demonstrated against Trump's move.
In Algeria, politicians, deputies, trade union representatives, non-governmental organizations and university students attended protests across the country.
Indonesian people held mass rally on Sunday in the country's capital city Jakarta to protest US president's provocative decision to recognize al-Quds as Israeli regime's capital, as over 80,000 people, estimated by police, marched from the main mosque in Jakarta to Monas square in the city, while chanting pro-Palestinian and anti-US, Israeli slogans. Flags of the US and Israeli regime were also burned.
US President announced last Wednesday that Washington would be recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and ordered that work on the relocation of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds begin.
The move was hailed by Israel but condemned by the rest of the international community as one which undermines the peace talks.
Washington’s al-Quds move has raised a chorus of outcry across the international community. The Muslim world, the UN, world leaders from Europe to the Middle East to Australia, and even US allies in the West have criticized the bid, saying it would plunge the already tumultuous region into new upheaval.
Heavy clashes also broke out between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters after Washington's decision in Jerusalem al-Qud's Old City, Hebron (al-Khalil), Bethlehem and Nablus in the West Bank as well as the besieged Gaza Strip.
According to reports, thousands of Palestinians were wounded by Israeli army's fire during protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, while hundreds more were detained by Israeli forces and police. Also, the clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers left ten dead.
People in different countries have also hit the streets to denounce Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in a statement issued following an extraordinary summit in Turkey's Istanbul on Wednesday, declared East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine "under occupation" and urged the US to withdraw from the peace process and back down from its Jerusalem decision.