As we expected violent protests are breaking out all over Judea and Samaria after Trump announced that the US is officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:
DAILY MAIL – Violent protests have broken out in the West Bank today after US President Donald Trump enraged the Middle East by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Palestinians torched debris and hurled rocks towards Israeli troops who fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse a demonstration in Bethlehem.
Medics said 17 people have been injured by Israeli army gunfire during clashes in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip with rallies underway in the cities of Nablus, Jenin and Ramallah. In Hebron and Al-Bireh, thousands of demonstrators marched with chants of ‘Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine’, witnesses said.
Erdogan and his lackey PM are both blaming Trump for violence:
This morning, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Trump of throwing the Middle East into a ‘ring of fire’ and compared him to a ‘blender’ stirring up trouble in the area. The Country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the US ‘has pulled the pin on a bomb ready to blow in the region.’
Russia is against the decision as well, but will weigh in at the UN on it:
Russia said today that it viewed Trump’s move with ‘serious concern’ and will criticise the new stance at the UN Security Council. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson described the new stance as ‘not helpful’ while France rejected the ‘unilateral’ decision and Germany said Jerusalem’s status could only be resolved on the basis of a two-state solution.
Netanyahu on the other hand has nothing but wonderful things to say about Trump:
But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Trump had ‘bound himself forever’ to the history of Jerusalem with his announcement and claimed other states are now considering following the U.S. lead.
We’ll bring you more on the riots as they develop. My expectation is that tomorrow the violence will really explode after Muslims go to mosque and get hyped up over Jerusalem.