“Trump’s stupid decision… will be the big spark for removing this entity Israel from the body of the Islamic nation, and a legitimate reason to target American forces,” said Akram al-Kaabi, the Iraqi organization’s leader.
Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops who deployed tear gas and stun grenades during a second day of demonstrations against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plan to relocate the American embassy.
Demonstrations that began in the morning as largely peaceful, took a more violent turn in the afternoon as hundreds of residents in the West Bank cities of Rahhallah and Bethlehem turned to violence.
Protesters set fire to tires, hurled stones at troops in riot gear, burned U.S. flags and chanted anti-American and anti-Trump slogans.
A truck plowed into a group of protesters in the city of Beit Jala.
The US, which is leading a large-scale operation against ISIL in Iraq, has about 5,200 troops in the country, according to the latest statement from the US Defense Department.
Nujaba, mostly made up of Iraqis, has about 10,000 fighters, according to Reuters data. Being a part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), the group is considered to be one of the most important popualr groups in Iraq.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump officially announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, where he plans to relocate the US Embassy. The president admitted the move will cause dissent, but says it could help resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
A number of world powers, including Germany, Turkey, and Russia, expressed grave concern over the Trump administration’s decision.
On Thursday, the Iraqi government demanded the US reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We caution against the dangerous repercussions of this decision on the stability of the region and the world,” a government statement reads. “The US administration has to backtrack on this decision to stop any dangerous escalation that would fuel extremism and create conditions favorable to terrorism.”
According to Hamas’ charter, which outlines key principles and policies, the terror group aims to establish a state of Palestine “with Jerusalem as its capital” and states that “not one stone” of the city can be given up.
“Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine. Its religious, historic and civilizational status is fundamental to the Arabs, Muslims and the world at large. Its Islamic and Christian holy places belong exclusively to the Palestinian people and to the Arab and Islamic Ummah,” the charter reads.
“Not one stone of Jerusalem can be surrendered or relinquished. The measures undertaken by the occupiers in Jerusalem, such as Judaization, settlement building, and establishing facts on the ground are fundamentally null and void.”
With this single swing of the sword, POTUS Trump is delivering a severe wound to Islam and you can bet that the sandrats will retaliate, just as they have promised, world wide and yes, on U.S. soil.
SOURCE- FOX NEWS
Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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