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Trump's Jerusalem move sparks unrest, fresh call for intifada

Trump's Jerusalem move sparks unrest, fresh call for intifada


AFP
Ramallah
US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sparked Palestinian protests, sporadic clashes and a call for a new intifada on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region.
Trump's announcement also prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash, with fresh warnings from Turkey, the European Union and Russia.
Sporadic clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces erupted in various areas.
In a speech in Gaza City, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya called for a new intifada, or uprising, but unrest was limited for now.
At least two rockets were believed to have been fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, but Israel's military said they landed inside the Palestinian enclave. Further protests were expected after the main weekly Muslim prayers on Friday, with Hamas calling for a"day of rage". page 12

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