Hamas: All options are open to respond to Trump’s decision
Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, on Wednesday affirmed that all options are open to challenge Donald Trump’s decision to announce Jerusalem the capital of Israel and transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
The Hamas leader, Ismail Ridwan, said during a demonstration in Gaza that Trump’s decision constitutes a blatant disregard for the feelings of Arabs and Muslims, stressing that this move will never change the fact that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine.
The PIC reporter said that thousands of Palestinians, including the head of Hamas’s Political Bureau, Ismail Haneyya, on Wednesday evening participated in mass demonstrations organized by Hamas movement in Gaza city in protest at the US president’s recognition of Occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Ridwan called on the Arab governments to expel the US and Israeli ambassadors from their countries and sever the economic and political relations with the US administration.
Ha asked the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to hold urgent meetings to support the Palestinian people in Jerusalem and take practical steps against the decision, praising the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, for his strong position against the US move.
Ashraf Zayed, a Hamas official, in a demonstration launched in the central Gaza Strip stressed the need to achieve national unity and called on the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority to end security coordination with the Israeli occupation.
The Hamas leader, Yousuf Farahat, in a statement to the PIC said that Trump’s decision challenges the international law which considers Jerusalem an occupied city, urging the Arab masses to show their protest by boycotting the US and Israeli goods.