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Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

Media playback is unsupported on your device There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force back flag-waving protesters close to the embassy complex north of the capital, Beirut. Overnight the Arab League condemned the US decision. It said the US could not now be relied upon as a broker of Middle East peace. The protesters threw stones and set fires…

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Trump's Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

Media playback is unsupported on your device Arab officials say US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital risks plunging the Middle East into “violence and chaos”. The move ended US neutrality on one of the region’s most sensitive issues. Arab League foreign ministers now say it means the US cannot be relied upon as a broker of Middle East peace. The statement by 22 countries, including close US allies, comes after a third day of violence and protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israel has…

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Jerusalem: Trump's envoy Haley berates 'outrageous UN hostility'

The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused the UN of damaging the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The organisation “has outrageously been one of the world’s foremost centres of hostility towards Israel”, she said. Ms Haley was addressing an emergency meeting of the Security Council called after President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. The move has been widely condemned and sparked clashes in the West Bank. A Palestinian man died after Israeli troops shot at people throwing stones…

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Jerusalem: Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration

Israeli forces are on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hundreds of extra police have been deployed in Jerusalem’s Old City, and additional battalions sent to the West Bank, after clashes there on Thursday. Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in the violence as protesters fought troops. Donald Trump’s announcement was hailed by Israel but condemned across the Arab and Islamic world. Western allies of the US have also disavowed the move, which reversed decades of US…

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Trump's Jerusalem move: US warns against scrapping Abbas talks

The US has warned Palestinians against cancelling talks with Vice-President Mike Pence, after Washington recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It would be “counterproductive” to scrap talks between Mr Pence and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas planned later this month, the US said. A senior Palestinian official earlier said Mr Pence would not be welcome. President Donald Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem this week reversed decades of US policy on Jerusalem’s status. Media playback is unsupported on your device On Thursday, at least 31 Palestinians were wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip…

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Jerusalem status: Palestinians protest over Trump move

At least 16 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Reports suggest the injuries are mostly from tear gas and rubber bullets, but at least one was hurt by live fire. Israel has deployed hundreds of extra troops in the West Bank. Mr Trump’s announcement – met with worldwide dismay – reversed decades of US policy on the sensitive issue. Palestinians in the both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have gone…

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump's announcement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “a historic day”. President Trump’s move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Eight of the 15 nations who are currently members of the United Nations Security…

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