Thousands protest in Jakarta against Trump's Jerusalem move

Thousands protest in Jakarta against Trump's Jerusalem move

"This is the result of the intervention of Israeli forces against Palestinians protesting in the occupied territories following the [U.S.] announcement on Jerusalem, which contradicts worldwide law and all related United Nations decisions", the statement said.

"We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills children", he said at a political congress.

Israel captured East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and declared the entire city as its capital in 1980, a move condemned by the global community to this day.

On Wednesday, as Trump made his announcement, he spoke about Pence's visit in his speech, with the vice president at his side.

The snub over the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital came after Egypt's Coptic Church on Saturday also cancelled an upcoming meeting with Pence in protest against Washington's move on Jerusalem.

Camera IconDonald Trump decision to make Jerusalem Israel's capital has sparked protests across the world.

Erdogan said in Sivas that Turkey considers the U.S. decision void, and that a "roadmap" will be developed at the OIC meeting that "will show that the decision will not be easy to implement". Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state.

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"We are heading to Jerusalem as heroes and freemen", said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a video recording in the beginning of a press conference on Saturday. Two Palestinians were killed in those airstrikes, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

In the occupied West Bank, Palestinians set fire to tires and threw stones and firebombs at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets and, in a few instances, live fire.

The two rallies in Jakarta were significantly larger than the turnout on Friday afternoon, when the first such protest was held at the USA mission in Jakarta.

It said similar and simultaneous protests also were held Sunday in at least 10 provincial capitals and cities across Indonesia. Scores more were wounded there and in the West Bank.

Erdogan has called for holding an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday in Istanbul, which he hopes to draw up a roadmap for Muslim nations to follow as they oppose the USA decision.

Protesters told CNN they condemned Trump's steps on Jerusalem's status, and said they were angry at the "impotence" of Arab leaders in the wake of the controversial decision.

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