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JI announces country-wide protest against US President Donald Trump

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Jamat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has announced country-wide protest against US President Donald Trump for recognizing the Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

The religious party announced that a country-wide protest will be held on December 8 against Trump’s decision.

“Trump’s decision is like adding fuel to the fire,” said JI Amir Sirajul Haq.

JI chief Sirajul Haq said Trump has put global peace in danger, adding that the US move is like “putting fuel to a fire”.

During a media talk in Islamabad on Thursday morning, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan also condemned the US move, saying, “the Muslim world needs to unite against the move”.

He added that “people like Trump don’t consider Muslims humans”.

Pakistan Peoples Party leader Khursheed Shah also condemned the US decision during a media talk today.

The US president on Wednesday recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.

“I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said from the White House.

“It’s the right thing to do.”

The declaration calls into question seven decades of deliberate diplomatic ambiguity about the final status of a holy city vociferously claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.