Palestinian demonstrators burn posters of the US president in Bethlehem’s Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017. Abbas said the United States can no longer play the role of peace broker after Donald Trump’s decision on Wednesday to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The confrontations took place as a meeting of the UN security council was called for Friday to discuss Trump’s decision, condemnation of which continues to mount across the Middle East and internationally.
Protestors shouts slogans against US President Donald J. Trump and burn Israeli flag during a protest against the Israel in Cairo, Egypt
Around 1,500 people turned up outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul which was protected by police
Major U.S. allies came out against Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. and broad international policy on Jerusalem
In Southeast Asia, the leaders of Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia denounced Trump’s action.
Iran ‘seriously condemns’ Trump’s move as it violates U.N. resolutions on the Israel-Palestinian conflict, state media reported. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said earlier in the day that the United States was trying to destabilize the region and start a war to protect Israel’s security.
Protesters burn a picture of US President Donald Trump at a protest following his announcement that he has recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in Islamabad, Pakistan.