Hamas leader calls for new Palestinian uprising over Jerusalem dispute

Hamas chief Ismail Haniya has referred to as for a brand new Palestinian intifada — or rebellion — towards Israel after U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday identified Jerusalem because the Israeli capital. "Jerusalem is being abducted and ripped from us," Haniya stated in a speech in Gaza on Thursday, in step with media reviews. "We will have to name for and we will have to paintings on launching an intifada within the face of the Zionist enemy," he stated. Trump’s transfer breaks with a long time of U.S. coverage to acknowledge Jerusalem because the capital, with earlier administrations averting strikes that might inflame tensions within the area. Jerusalem is a holy town to Muslims, Jews and Christians and has lengthy been extremely contested between Israel and Palestine. Israel claims the entire town is a united capital beneath its regulate, whilst the Palestinians see East Jerusalem because the capital in their long term state.

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