The US president Donald Trump recently in a dramatic televised speech stated that he had “determined it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel”.
“I’ve judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians,” he said.
The decision angered entire muslim and Arab world and protests are going on in several parts of world .
Among US allies, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined the chorus of opposition by saying that Jerusalem was a “red line for Muslims” and that his country’s response towards Trump’s move “could go as far as us cutting diplomatic ties with Israel”. “We implore the US once again: You cannot take this step,” he said.
Mr Trump’s announcement – met with worldwide dismay – reversed decades of US policy on the sensitive issue .Meanwhile on Thursday at least 16 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Reports suggest the injuries are mostly from tear gas and rubber bullets, but at least one was hurt by live fire.
Israel has deployed hundreds of extra troops in the West Bank.USA Decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel is likely to burn entire region under the flames of war and kill fragile peace. As a result of it Palestinians in the both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have gone on strike and taken to the streets in protest.