Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has vowed to retaliate against Israeli airstrikes that left two fighters dead amid tensions over Washington's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital.
A wave of anger against a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has spread from Asia, through the Middle East, to North Africa, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to denounce the controversial move.
An Indian political activist said the recent decision of the US President Donald Trump to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (Beit ul-Muqaddas) proved the double face of the US to the whole world.
Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, has said that the US is not taking sides in the dispute over east Jerusalem al-Quds, after President Donald Trump has officially declared Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital.
The move by Donald Trump, set to come in a speech later Wednesday, would upend decades of careful US policy and ignore dire warnings of a historic misstep that could trigger a surge of violence in the Middle East.
A formal US recognition of Jerusalem [Beit-ul-Moqaddas] as the capital of Israel would cause catastrophe and lead to new conflict in the Middle East, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.
Israeli authorities have approved building permits for 240 new settler units in East Jerusalem al-Quds in flagrant violation of international law and blatant defiance of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation and settlement expansion policies in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Israel’s cabinet is scheduled to vote on a contentious bill that would annex 19 West Bank settlements to what it calls the municipal boundaries of occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, as the regime speeds up its land grab agenda.