The Latest: Palestinians in Gaza burn US, Israel flags

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s expected recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday (all times local):3:10 p.m.Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza have rallied against President Donald Trump’s imminent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.Wednesday’s demonstration on the streets of Gaza City was organized by different Palestinian factions and militant groups which called for Palestinian unity in response to Trump’s expected announcement.The protesters burned American and Israeli flags.They also waved Palestinian flags and banners proclaiming Jerusalem as “our eternal capital” and calling it a “red line.”Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza and which the United States and the European Union consider a terrorist organization, also called for more protests over the coming days.Hamas official Salah Bardawil said the Palestinians were “on a dangerous crossroad today; we either remain or perish.” He added that “Trump or anyone thinking that our people, nation and resistance are unable to push back his plans is wrong.”


Source: The Latest: Palestinians in Gaza burn US, Israel flags – The Washington Post

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