Malaysians protest outside US embassy over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Islamic groups carry huge Palestinian flag in protest of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
December 8, 2017 10:37
Malaysians protest outside US embassy over Trump's Jerusalem decision

People hold up the Palestinian flag during a protest by Muslim groups to condemn Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia December 8, 2017. . (photo credit: DARREN WHITESIDE / REUTERS)

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Muslims protesters gathered outside the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur after Friday prayers to protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The protestors were carrying a huge Palestinian flag to show their support with Palestinian efforts to gather support around the globe against the US decision.

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As part of the outrage, the Palestinian-controlled section of Bethlehem shut-down the traditional Christmas tree lights and vendors in the Muslim Quarter in the old city of Jerusalem had closed their shops.

The Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that PLO Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour called on the UN Security Council “to act swiftly” to avoid “this extremely dangerous situation, which constitutes a threat to international peace and security.”

Russia, Egypt, and several European countries are expected to voice their objection to the US decision when the Security Council meets on Friday in New - York.


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