Following the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, clashes between the Israeli military and Palestinians have erupted.
The move by Donald Trump has sparked outrage and protests throughout the occupied Palestinian territories and drawn international condemnation from World Leaders.
Palestinian protesters gathered at Central Al Manara square in Ramallah and marched towards El Bireh.
There were also protests in Hebron, Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarem, East Jerusalem and Jericho in the West Bank.
As thousands of Palestinians took to the Streets of Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip to protest, at least 50 Palestinians were injured, and 16 hospitalized, according to local Health Authorities in the West Bank.
In some places, Palestinians burnt America flags and Israel flags, posters of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, tyres.
In other places, Palestinians threw stones at the Israeli Military, who fired rubber bullets, tear gas and live bullets at the protesters.
Hamas leader, Ismail Haniya has called for ‘a day of rage’ by Palestinians on Friday and the launch of intifada (tremor, shake-off, shivering) against Israel.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Egyptians have also protested the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, at the famous Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo following Friday prayers, amid tightened security.
Protesters chanted “Down with Israel. We will sacrifice our blood and souls for Palestine”.
In Indian-controlled Kashmir, protesters marched to several places in the main city of Srinagar and other parts of the region after Friday prayers, chanting ‘down with America; ‘down with Israel; burning the US and Israeli flags.
However, authorities imposed curfew in some parts of Srinagar and banned Friday prayers at the city’s main mosque, fearing the protests could escalate.
Thousands of protesters also gathered in the Jordanian capital of Amman, calling on their leader to cut ties with Israel.
Protesters in Amman are also burning American and Israeli flags and demanding the closure of US embassy in the country’s capital.
Pakistan is not left out, as hundreds of protesters in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest City, Multan and Lahore, rallied against Trump’s recognition, calling on Muslim countries to cut diplomatic ties with Washington.
In Iran, worshippers protested in the capital, Tehran, in a show of anger over Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Iranian Media say similar rallies were underway in other cities and towns across the country after Friday prayers.
In Malaysia, over 1,000 Muslims have protested outside the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to contest Trump’s move.
Turkey also has a large crowd of protesters chanting ‘Jerusalem is ours and will remain so!’ and ‘down with America, down with Israel’, after Friday prayers at the Ottoman Fatih mosque in the centre of Istanbul.
The protests around the Middle East Countries on Trump’s move might not be effective, as moving the US Embassy has been a 1995 US policy.
As the Day of Rage proceeds, two Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli soldiers while the Red Cross say many others were wounded.