A Palestinian demonstrator hurls stones towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
CAIRO – 15 December 2017: Four Palestinians were killed and 367 others were injured during clashes with the Israeli forces Friday, December 15 according to the Health Ministry.
Also according to Palestinian-Maan News Agency, hundreds of Palestinians started a demonstration earlier on Friday within the escalating events as a consequence of American President Donald Trump of recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel.
In a televised speech from the White House on December 6, Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "Through all of these years, presidents representing the United States have declined to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israeli's capital. We acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. This is nothing more, or less, than recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It is something that has to be done," Trump stated.
The majority of world leaders refused to acknowledge Trump’s decision, including Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Britain, France, Canada, Morocco and Germany. “We refuse Trump’s decision. It is a unilateral and unfortunate decision which undermines the peace process.”
Other statements even described the step as a "declaration of war" and a "kiss of death." Calls for protests and demonstrations went viral within the Arab world.