Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Jerusalem decision leads to Palestinian protests

A number of Palestinians were injured in the West Bank during protests against Donald Trump’s decision on the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The decision has also fueled criticism from even America’s allies, including the United Kingdom, France and Saudi Arabia.

Palestinians have protested against the American Government’s decision, while the Israeli Government reinforced its military presence in the West Bank in the wake of new tension in the region. Reports said that Israeli soldiers wounded Palestinian demonstrators when they fired tear gas and plastic bullits at demonstrators.

Malta also disagrees with Trump decision

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said: “We believe that the declaration on Jerusalem should be part of discussions between all parties concerned. We agree with the current proposed solution that it will be part of a two state solution. Our fear is that the decision will ignite extremism; one hopes this will not be the case however we have to be clear – we do not agree with the American Government’s decision”.

French President reaction

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has developed good diplomatic relationship with Trump, stated that this week he spoke with the American President to convince him to change his decision.

“This is a regrettable decision that France does not approve of, and which goes against international law and all the U.N. Security Council resolutions” Macron said.

Imam reaction

Imam Mohammed El Sadi said that Trump’s decision is an injustice with the Palestinian people and added that with this step, Trump gave a precious present to the Islamic State.

See also:

Il-Prim Ministru kontra Donald Trump dwar Ġerusalemm

L-Imam Elsadi ma jaqbilx mad-deċiżjoni ta’ Donald Trump

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