Palestinians called for a “day of rage,” and protests and violent clashes erupted throughout the Holy City in the wake of President Trump announcing that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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President Trump this week announced that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump said that recognizing Jerusalem is just acknowledging reality.
On Thursday, Hamas militants fired mortars at Israeli troops along the Gaza border in apparent retaliation for the destruction of a terror tunnel by the Israel Defense Forces a month ago.
As the resumption of peace talks appeared to be near, Palestinian leadership has frozen contact with the U.S., effectively cutting off all communication.
As the Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah consolidates power in the Lebanese government, Saudi Arabia is telling its citizens to leave Lebanon amid threats of war.