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Not Good. Not Good At All! Exceedingly Volatile! New Fuse For Old Powder Keg: Calls For a Third Intifada (Videos)

Thursday, December 7, 2017 16:20
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In Ramallah and the Gaza Strip, angry protesters were defacing and burning US flags. According to Israeli media, the demonstrators were also chanting, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” New fuse for an old powder keg’.


More Muslim leaders are calling for a fourth intifada in Israel. Since President Trump has recognize Israel’s capital to be Jerusalem the calls for yet another Intifada. Quite frankly I didn’t think the third one had ended as of yet.

Calls for a third Intifada

Source Israeli News Live

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah backs call for new Palestinian intifada

Lebanese Hezbollah has backed calls by the Palestinian armed group Hamas to launch a new uprising against Israel in response to the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, said in a televised address. 

The most important response would be a Palestinian uprising and an Islamic summit that would declare Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Palestine,” Nasrallah said, as quoted by Lebanon’s Naharnet TV.

We support the call for a new Palestinian intifada [uprising] and escalating the resistance which is the biggest, most important and gravest response to the American decision,” he added. 

Nasrallah also called for unity and support for the resistance among Muslims in the face of Wednesday’s announcement by President Donald Trump.

Earlier Thursday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said “we should call for, and we should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy” in response to the US move.

Trump’s unilateral decision on recognizing the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was taken despite the Palestinians viewing the eastern part of the city as the future capital of their sovereign state.

Nasrallah pointed out that Washington disregarded the Palestinians “although it is the guarantor of the agreements” between Israel and the Palestinians. Trump, by his announcement, told Israel that Jerusalem “is for you, and it is under your sovereignty,” Hezbollah’s leader said. 

He warned that Muslim people and their sacred sites in the city, including the al-Aqsa Mosque, are now in  “extreme danger.” 

Do not be surprised if one day we wake up to find al-Aqsa Mosque demolished,” Nasrallah declared calling for a Monday rally in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. “What will be the fate of the Palestinian residents in Jerusalem? What will be the fate of the Palestinian properties in Jerusalem? Will they be appropriated or demolished?

Israel regards Iran-backed Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, blaming the group for firing rockets into Israeli territory as well as other provocations. Tel-Aviv has waged two wars against Hezbollah, with the latest conflict in 2006 leaving over a thousand civilians dead in Lebanon during a month of fighting. Hezbollah convoys inside Syria have also been a frequent targets of airstrikes by Israeli warplanes in recent years.

“The support of Hezbollah is a quite an important and a meaningful factor” for the Palestinians, Vyacheslav Matuzov, Society for Friendship and Business Cooperation with Arab Countries, told RT. However, he said it would require the Palestinian Authority to encourage an intifada and for the people to “go out into the streets.” Matuzov said he’s unsure if Mahmoud Abbas is eager to support calls of an uprising as voiced by Hamas and Hezbollah. “For now, it’s a diplomatic rivalry,” the former emissary said, referring to the Palestinian president’s consultations with foreign leaders on the issue of US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Source RT

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IDF says 2 rockets launched from Gaza amid violent protests over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

At least two rockets have been launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory, but failed to reach its targets, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said. The incident comes amid ongoing violent mass protests over the US decision on Jerusalem. 

News of the rocket launches first popped up on Israeli smartphone apps asking for those in cities near the Gaza strip to stay alert. The IDF later confirmed at least two missiles were fired from the Gaza Strip “towards the State of Israel,” but failed to strike its intended targets.

Later Thursday, the IDF struck two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip. The IDF said the strikes were in retaliation to rocket launches from the enclave earlier. Israel used the Air Force and a tank in its strike, the IDF said. 

A local Salafist group called the Al-Tawheed Brigade claimed responsibility for the missile launches, the Jerusalem Post reported. However, the IDF has repeatedly stated that it holds Hamas responsible for all hostile activities targeting Israel which emanates from Gaza.

The attack came amid ongoing mass protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which engulfed some regions of the occupied West Bank as well as the Gaza Strip. More than thirty Palestinians were injured by gunfire and rubber bullets from the IDF in the protests Thursday, medical sources told Reuters.

Protesters were throwing rocks and firebombs at Israeli troops while burning US and Israeli flags. 

In the West Bank cities of Hebron and Al-Bireh, the protest rallies were attended by thousands of demonstrators who chanted, “Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine.” In the cities of Ramallah, Tul Karm, and Nablus, also located in the West bank, hundreds of protesters were burning pictures and effigies of Trump as well as throwing stones at security forces.

In Ramallah and the Gaza Strip, angry protesters were defacing and burning US flags. According to Israeli media, the demonstrators were also chanting, “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”  

In response, Israeli troops used “riot-dispersal gear,” a military spokeswoman told journalists. The clashes left four people injured, 20 by gunfire and 20 more by rubber bullets. Israeli security forces also fired tear gas at the protesters.

An RT Arabic producer was injured in one incident in Ramallah when Israeli troops used tear gas to disperse protesters. The producer lost consciousness following the tear gas attack and was hospitalized. 

In the Gaza Strip, dozens of angry protesters gathered near the border fence with Israel and hurled rocks at Israeli soldiers on the other side. Soldiers responded with gunfire, injuring at least seven people, as reported by Reuters.

The IDF meanwhile announced that additional troops would be deployed to the areas affected by the mass protests as part of “the IDF’s readiness for possible developments.” In the view of a “situational assessment by the IDF General Staff,”the Israeli army “decided that a number of battalions will reinforce the area of [the West Bank], as well as combat intelligence and territorial defense units,” the IDF said, as cited by the Times of Israel.

Israeli police also announced that it would deploy additional officers to Jerusalem. Police “are prepared for an immediate operational response to a wide range of scenarios if necessary,” a police spokesperson said. At the same time, protests in the city were reported to be non-violent. 

Earlier, Palestinian Islamist group Hamas called for a new uprising against Israel following the US decision. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the US move “deplorable.” He also travelled to Jordan to meet King Abdullah II to discuss the rapidly developing issue.

Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, in a move that almost immediately triggered large scale protests across the Middle East. Palestinians called for three days of rage against the controversial move. Anti-US protests were also held in Jordan and even in Turkey, a US NATO ally.

The US decision also provoked concerns among world leaders, with many denouncing the move. Egypt and Jordan said Wednesday that they reject the declaration. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Trump’s announcement disregards the 1980 UN resolution on the status of Jerusalem and threatened to cut ties with Israel. Saudi Arabia called the step “irresponsible and unwarranted.”

Even traditional US allies in Europe were reluctant to support Washington. On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would “stick to the relevant UN resolutions,” which “make clear that the status of Jerusalem needs to be negotiated as part of negotiations on a two-state solution for Israel.” Earlier, the chancellor made clear that Germany will not support Trump in his decision on Jerusalem.

Source RT


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