US Embassy protest turns violent

11 December, 2017, 03:22 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Protests in Pakistan after USA recognised Jerusalem as Israels capital

He also reiterated Palestinians' stance which is a "complete rejection of the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel".

In Jakarta, Indonesia, that thousands of protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy with signs reading "Pray for Palestine" and "Freedom for Palestinians".

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In addition, he condemned the Israeli police for using "disproportionate" force against Palestinian protesters in the past days.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would fight against the controversial declaration, describing Israel as a "terrorist state" that kills children, in a speech in Istanbul.

Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Palestinians see occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Supporters of banned Islamic charity Jamat ud Dawa attend a protest against President Trump's decision to accept Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Karachi, Pakistan, Dec. 10, 2017.

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"We will seek a new mediator from our Arab brothers and the worldwide community", Maliki told reporters in Cairo before the Arab League meeting on Trump's Jerusalem decision.

The U.S. policy change on Jerusalem puts it "on the side of occupation" and exempts it from a mediation role in the peace process, the Arab League said in a statement.

The demonstrators set fire to Israeli and USA flags, the news service added.

The Turkish presidential source said Erdogan and Macron agreed during a phone call that Trump's move was worrying for the region.

In East Jerusalem about 60 people demonstrated near the walled Old City, where paramilitary border police and officers on horseback tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas.

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has strongly condemned Trump's move, which he described as a violation of United Nations resolutions.

Erdogan has called for holding an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday in Istanbul, which he hopes to draw up a roadmap for Muslim nations to follow as they oppose the USA decision.

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