Terror group declares ‘day of rage’ over Trump’s move in Israel
President Trump has sparked outrage in the Muslim world. Hamas, which is designated a terrorist organization by the United States, has called for a “day of rage” on Friday, to protest President Donald Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The recognition will include moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The terror group put out an official Arabic statement to send a message that the United States has crossed a “red line,” and urges Palestinians to use “all available means” when protesting Israel after the upcoming Friday prayers. “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,” the statement read.
The message also included this: “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.”
Senior Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh also called upon people to stand against efforts to “Judaize” Jerusalem, according to the official group account in Arabic.
The warning follows reports that Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and will move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City, although the process could take up to four years to complete.
Hamas also took to Twitter to publish this message: “Palestinian factions declare days of anger on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and to hold demonstrations in cities and in front of Israeli embassies and consulates.”
According to Hamas’ charter, which outlines key principles and policies, the terror group aims to establish a state of Palestine “with Jerusalem as its capital” and declares that “not one stone” of the city can be given up.
“Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine. Its religious, historic and civilizational status is fundamental to the Arabs, Muslims and the world at large. Its Islamic and Christian holy places belong exclusively to the Palestinian people and to the Arab and Islamic Ummah,” the charter reads.
“Not one stone of Jerusalem can be surrendered or relinquished. The measures undertaken by the occupiers in Jerusalem, such as Judaization, settlement building, and establishing facts on the ground are fundamentally null and void.”
Multiple middle eastern countries have come out against the decision to recognize Jerusalem, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying Monday that moving the capital was a “red line” for Muslims.
Palestinian factions declare days of anger on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and to hold demonstrations in cities and in front of Israeli embassies and consulates.
— Hamas Movement (@HamasInfoEn) December 5, 2017
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