Hamas leader accuses the U.S. of declaring war on Palestine by recognising Jerusalem as capital of Israel
Dec 07, 2017 World 1 2801 By Sharon Ayomide
- Hamas leader accuses the U.S. of declaring war on Palestine by recognising Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
- Laments that the move has killed the current peace process.
- Calls for an uprising and for unity among all Palestinian factions against the move.
The Leader of Palestinian Organisation Hamas has accused the U.S. of declaring war on Palestinians by recognising Jerusalem as
the capital of Israel.
Ismail Haniya accused the U.S. of making a "war declaration against Palestinians" and called called for an uprising as well as unity amongst all Palestinian factions.
Haniya said in a speech in Gaza City on Thursday that US President Donald Trump's recognition "killed" the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
"This decision has killed the peace process, has killed the Oslo [accord], has killed the settlement process," he said.
"The US decision is an aggression, a declaration of war on us, on the best Muslim and Christian shrines in the heart of Palestine, Jerusalem."
"We should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy," Haniya said.