gaza - Palestinian Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah called for a new uprising or intifada against Israel in Gaza on Thursday. Haniyah made the call in response to the decision of US President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
'We have to call and work for the start of a new intifada against the Zionist enemy,' said Haniyah of the Palestinian version of Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).
In the eyes of the world community, Jerusalem has been a separate place for seventy years, which should play a crucial role in achieving peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. For a long time the UN wanted an international government for Jerusalem.
The Arab east of the city was occupied by Israel in 1967 and subsequently annexed. The UN demands that the occupiers leave and negotiate peace between a Jewish and a Palestinian state. The recognition by Washington of partially occupied Jerusalem as an Israeli capital is, according to observers, disastrous for the pursuit of a two-state solution. '