beirut - Lebanese security forces have deployed tear gas and water cannons against demonstrators at the American embassy in Beirut on Sunday.
The protesters reacted against the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Some waved Palestinian flags, others lit fires on the streets or threw stones at the troops who had closed the way to the embassy.
There is a lot of anger in Arab countries about the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem. Lebanese minister Gebran Bassil (Foreign Affairs) called on his colleagues to consider measures to prevent this movement. 'Starting with diplomatic and political measures, followed by economic and financial sanctions. '