Trump Al Quds move sparks call for new Palestinian uprising

  • Thursday 07, December 2017 in 4:50 PM
  • Palestinians protest in Gaza City on December 7, 2017
Sharjah 24-AFP: US President Donald Trump's recognition of Al Quds as Israeli Occupation capital sparked a Palestinian general strike and a call for a new uprising (intifada) on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region.

The Israeli occupation military deployed hundreds of more troops to the occupied West Bank amid uncertainty over the fallout from Trump's decision.

A mass demonstration was being planned for the West Bank city of Ramallah later. Several thousand marched in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday night, burning US and Israeli occupation flags while chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Israel."

Trump's announcement prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash that continued on Thursday, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning it would put the region in a "ring of fire".