Despite growing tensions between Palestinians and Israel amid the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Christian pilgrims flocked to the traditional site of the birthplace of Jesus.
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Protests and violence continue in and around Jerusalem as Palestinians react to the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
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.
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.