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West Bank schools, shops closed to protest Trump

Sun Online Desk     7th December, 2017 02:32:26 printer

West Bank schools, shops closed to protest Trump

 

Schools and shops are closed in the West Bank, as Palestinians are protesting President Donald Trump's recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

 

Political groups have called for protest marches in West Bank town centers at noon on Thursday.

 

Trump's dramatic break on Wednesday with decades of US policy on Jerusalem counters long-standing international assurances to the Palestinians that the fate of the city will be determined in negotiations.

 

The Palestinians seek Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in 1967, as a future capital. In recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Trump was seen as siding with Israel which claims the entire city, reports AP.

 

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