Middle East protests erupt after Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Unrest spilled out onto the streets of several Middle East cities Sunday.
ByBY M.L. NESTEL
December 10, 2017, 10:37 PM
• 3 min read
-- Protesters took to the streets of several Middle East cities Sunday in response to President Donald Trump's declaration that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, rather than Tel Aviv, and move the U.S. embassy there.
Demonstrations in the West Bank city of Ramallah and in Heron led to clashes with Israeli troops.
The move has been criticized by numerous countries including the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, which are all seeking a reversal of the decision.
And on Sunday, the Arab League met in Cairo and announced its intent to seek a U.N. resolution to reject the Trump administration's position, as Palestinians contend that East Jerusalem should be their future capital.
Protests were confirmed in Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul, Turkey and lingered along a road near a U.S. embassy in Awkar, Lebanon.