Palestinian youths take to the streets in anger after Trump's controversial Jerusalem endorsement

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Associated Press

Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip took to the streets in sporadic protests against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The protest follows President Trump’s announcement of recognising the capital, while virtually ignoring Palestinian claims.
Source: Associated Press

Unplanned demonstrations, in which angry youths burnt tyres, were reported at several crossroads today (NZT) after Trump made the announcement.

The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their capital.

It was captured by Israel in 1967.

Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while paying little recognition to the Palestinian claim to the eastern part of the city.

The move is likely to inflame passions in the volatile region.
Source: Associated Press

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