Published: Mon, December 11, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move

Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move

But, he added, peace between Israel and the Palestinians must be "negotiated on the basis of global laws", and this makes France "worried about unilateral decisions of any country". In Paris and Lyon, protesters against the declaration promoted a boycott of Israel, which is illegal in France, and cheered and called for freedom for Palestinians convicted of murder charges who are in Israeli prisons.

Waving Palestinian flags, a sea of demonstrators marched from Rabat's Bab el-Had square to Morocco's parliament building, down Mohammed VI Avenue, the city's main thoroughfare.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 171 people were hurt in the West Bank and 60 in Gaza Saturday, with injuries ranging from gunshot wounds to tear gas inhalation and beating by security forces.

"Nothing could be simpler", he said, referring to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. However, "the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations", the official said. The rage was apparent not only in Jerusalem, but also in other parts of the world, including Arab and Muslim nations such as Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia, and even NY.

Shortly afterwards, the army said it had identified a second launch from the Hamas-controlled enclave, but had not yet identified where it landed.

At least 15 Palestinians were injured in the Gaza attacks, according to a spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

In an Arabic-language Facebook post Saturday, a senior Israeli military officer warned the people of Gaza.

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However, Palestinian protests on Saturday were less intense than on the previous two days.

Trump's announcement raised fears that a new wave of violence would erupt in its wake.

Trump's decision drew lavish praise from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but sparked a global diplomatic backlash.

The position of Jerusalem in Israel is up for debate because of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations and the USA government doesn't want to trample over that, the official said.

"The State Department must permit Americans born in Jerusalem to list "Jerusalem, Israel" on their passports and must follow the logical implications of this historic recognition in other policy areas", he added.

Hamas, which violently seized Gaza from Fatah in 2017, is due to formally hand back power on Sunday.

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