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Palestinians call general strike, rallies to protest Trump Jerusalem move

GAZA - Palestinian secular and Islamist factions on Wednesday called a general strike and midday rallies to protest US President Donald Trump's announcement that he has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, they said in a joint statement.

 

Answering the call for strike on Thursday, the Palestinian education ministry declared a day off and urged teachers as well as high school
and university students to take part in the planned rallies in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Palestinian areas in Jerusalem.

 

In a speech in Washington, Trump said he had decided to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy to the city. Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East condemned the US decision, calling it an incendiary move.