Palestinians in Jerusalem see Trump as the new enemy 0

Palestinians in Jerusalem see Trump as the new enemy 0

Mousa Resheq felt pain in his body when he heard that his birthplace was officially considered the capital of Israel by the US president.

Palestinian protesters shouted slogans and held caricatures protesting against President Donald Trump in the West Bank city of Nablus on December 7.

`Mr. Trump is a crazy person. How can he be president? I still don’t understand,` Haaretz quoted Mousa, 42, a Palestinian in East Jerusalem, as saying.

As he spoke, a crowd of protesters moved nearby, along the steps leading down to the gate and the street surrounding it.

Clashes turned violent a few kilometers away in Ramallah and other areas of the West Bank.

Angry dialogue and scuffles between Israeli security forces and Arab protesters on the streets and alleys of East Jerusalem are not unusual, after 50 years of Israeli occupation.

Palestinians in Jerusalem see Trump as the new enemy

Israeli police arrested a Palestinian protester at the Damascus Gate, in Jerusalem’s Old Town on December 8.

Before Mr. Trump announced his official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, breaking decades of US policy on one of the most sensitive issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the president

Some Palestinian leadership officials even harbor hope that Trump will promote a peace agreement.

While squeezing oranges and pomegranates to serve tourists at his restaurant, Mr. Hani cursed Mr. Trump.

`Who is he? Because he is the president of the United States, does he think he can control and decide everything for others? Does he know nothing, what does he understand about Jerusalem? He knows nothing

The 57-year-old man spent 12 years living in California, USA, until the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred.

After prayers on December 8, the streets and corners of the Muslim quarter were filled with worshipers pouring out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the most tense part of the area.

Mr. Hussein Abed, 48 years old, is one of those believers.

`To everyone, Trump is very bad. He is bad to America, to people like us here and to the whole world,` Abed said before going home.

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