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BREAKING: 250,000 Gazans protest Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

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 John Galt    973

https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-250000-gazans-protest-trumps-recognition-jerusalem-israels-capital/

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/12/palestinian-days-rage-trump-jerusalem-plan-171206103433314.html

^Al Jazeera is a much better link for a description

 

Three days of rage have been declared by the Palestinian Authority and all Palestinian factions have issued threats of retaliation to the state of Israel.

Speaking to Al Jazeera from Gaza, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya described Trump's decision as a "flagrant aggression".

"This decision is an uncalculated gamble that will know no limit to the Palestinian, Arab and Muslim reaction," he said.

"We call for stopping this decision fully because this will usher in the beginning of a time of terrible transformations, not just on the Palestinian level but on the region as a whole. This decision means the official announcement of the end of the peace process."

Abbas has apparently completely resigned from negotiations as well, who is the voice for Palestinians. I would say that the first domino has fell, but this was always the plan from the beginning. 

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 John Galt    973

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/world/middleeast/jerusalem-trump-embassy.html

Palestinians Protest U.S. Embassy Plan as Israelis Brace for Violence

Yediot Ahronot, one of Israel’s leading daily newspapers, ran a photograph of Mr. Trump touching the ancient stones of the Western Wall, the Jewish holy site in the hotly contested Old City, under the blaring headline, “Trump Alert.” The article warned of a possible outbreak of violence as Israeli forces readied for protests in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

In the Palestinian territories, Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian factions, whose internecine battles have often been bloody and politically debilitating, came together to urge a public venting of rage against Mr. Trump.

 

Now the media will portrait them as being crazy, and not willing to cooperate. 

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 Just Jo    267

:pulling-hair: When have they been willing to cooperate?  This has been US policy for 20 plus years..no president ever wanted to declare it because they concerned about peace process...well how has that been working out?

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 Cinnamon    22,999
11 minutes ago, Just Jo said:

:pulling-hair: When have they been willing to cooperate?  This has been US policy for 20 plus years..no president ever wanted to declare it because they concerned about peace process...well how has that been working out?

When have they had a choice? They are under Israeli OCCUPATION. smh

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 John Galt    973
15 minutes ago, Just Jo said:

:pulling-hair: When have they been willing to cooperate?  This has been US policy for 20 plus years..no president ever wanted to declare it because they concerned about peace process...well how has that been working out?

They have made attempts practically forever. We just don't like talking about it.

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 John Galt    973

One official said that Trump's decision "doesn't change the status quo with respect to the holy sites and other sensitive issues".

But Ali Abunimah of the Electronic Intifada said that one would have to be "living on another planet for the last few decades to believe that the US was ever an honest broker".

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

"What [Trump's move] achieves is truth in advertising," he told Al Jazeera.

"It is a more honest expression of American policy, which is to support Israel unconditionally, including Israel's illegal colonisation and settlement-building in East Jerusalem," he said, adding that "this has effectively been US policy for many, many years and Trump is simply coming out and being open about it".

Some more from the Al-Jazeera article. It is worth reading for discussion content o.O

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 Lucy Barnable    5,030
20 minutes ago, John Galt said:

"It is a more honest expression of American policy, which is to support Israel unconditionally, including Israel's illegal colonisation and settlement-building in East Jerusalem," he said, adding that "this has effectively been US policy for many, many years and Trump is simply coming out and being open about it".

Can't argue with that!

:grumph:

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 John Galt    973
1 minute ago, Lucy Barnable said:

Can't argue with that!

:grumph:

:gsbrnint:

We know how it all ends. All we can do as of now is to be a light in the dark! And be thankful we were here to witness what it means to distance ourselves from God, so that choice to choose him is all the more precious :) 

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 Just Jo    267
3 minutes ago, John Galt said:

:gsbrnint:

We know how it all ends. All we can do as of now is to be a light in the dark! And be thankful we were here to witness what it means to distance ourselves from God, so that choice to choose him is all the more precious :) 

:gsbrnint:

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 thoth    230

Here ya go start the clock 

tic toc 

hmm I wonder what or who’s corner stone they will use 

hmm did they find the lost stone?

Time to bring in the tomato plants 

hmm chickens 🐓 too

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