Hamas Chief Calls to ‘Ignite New Intifada’ After U.S. Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Haaretz reports: “The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas called on Thursday for a new uprising against Israel after U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

‘We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy,’ Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech in Gaza.

Haniyeh said that the Palestinian issue was at a critical crossroads for the Arab and Islamic nation, and called Trump’s announcement the end of one political period and the beginning of a new chapter in Palestinian policy.

Haniyeh called for the uprising to begin on Friday ‘as an expression of the rage’ over the U.S. decision on Jerusalem…”

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