Arab Israelis protest outside new US embassy

Hundreds of Arab citizens of Israel, including five members of parliament, are staging a protest near the site of a new US Embassy in contested Jerusalem.


The protest coincided with the inauguration of the embassy Monday afternoon, attended by a high-powered delegation from the Trump administration.


Dozens of police blocked the street near the compound, preventing the protesters from getting closer.


The demonstrators raised Palestinian flags and held signs reading "No to moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem."


The embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. The decision infuriated Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as a future capital.




פרסום ראשון: 05.14.18, 17:06