Palestinians protest Trump's Jerusalem move


December 08, 2017
Palestinians burn a poster of US President Donald Trump and a representation of an American flag, during a protest against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Gaza City yesterday. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)


Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank on Thursday while demonstrators in Gaza burnt posters of President Donald Trump over his widely denounced decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The leader of the Hamas militant group, which runs Gaza, called for a new armed uprising in a widespread show of anger, as the demonstrators torched American and Israeli flags.

In the West Bank, crowds of protesters set tyres on fire and hurled stones at Israeli troops. In Bethlehem, troops fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse a crowd in clashes that could cloud the upcoming Christmas celebrations in the town of Jesus' birth.