IDF Issues Warning After Gaza Rocket Fire Strikes Israeli Kindergarten

Cheryl Sanders
December 11, 2017

Despite President Trump's Jerusalem declaration, the U.S. State Department still won't recognize Jerusalem, Israel, as a place that actually exists.

State Department officials told the Free Beacon the US government, because of Trump's declaration, "recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and its seat of government".

"There will not be a meeting with Pence". "If Turkey is weakened, Palestine, Jerusalem, Syria and Iraq will all lose hope", he said.

Hamas, which controls Gaza, confirmed the two men killed in the pre-dawn strikes belonged to the group, which has urged Palestinians to keep up the confrontation with Israeli forces.

The ministers agreed on "demanding that the United States rescind its decision on occupied Jerusalem.and the calling on the global community to recognise the state of Palestine.with east Jerusalem as its capital". Hundreds of Israeli Arabs protested Saturday along a major highway in northern Israel, where dozens of masked rioters hurled stones at buses and police vehicles.

There were fresh clashes Saturday as Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank hurled stones at Israeli troops who responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds.

The position of Jerusalem in Israel is up for debate because of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations and the US government doesn't want to trample over that, the official said.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the guard being treated was in serious condition, while the assailant had been arrested following the attack at the Jerusalem central bus station.

Most countries have maintained the position that decisions about Jerusalem's status should be left to future negotiations. Tens of thousands have also protested in Middle Eastern and Muslim countries.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has strongly condemned Trump's move, which he described as a violation of United Nations resolutions.

At the news conference, Macron reiterated his opposition to the United States policy, telling journalists he "told Netanyahu that Trump's statement on Jerusalem is a threat to peace and we are against it".

On Saturday, Erdogan slammed Trump, with Hurriyet quoting him as saying that "leading the world is not so easy". On Wednesday, he called an urgent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Turkey next week.

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