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12th Palestinian dies since Trump declaration on Jerusalem

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | A Palestinian teenager died on Sunday, nine days after being wounded by Israeli fire during a Gaza protest against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the health ministry said. Mohammad Sami al-Dahduh, 19, from Gaza City was shot on December 15 during …

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Jerusalem tensions cast shadow over Holy Land Christmas

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Preparations were under way in Bethlehem on Sunday for Christmas, with tensions still simmering in the city and the region following Washington’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The controversial December 6 announcement by President Donald Trump unleashed demonstrations and clashes, including in …

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UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted by a decisive vote of 128 to nine, with 35 abstentions, a motion rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. President Donald Trump had warned ahead of the vote in the 193-nation assembly that …

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Israel PM rejects Jerusalem vote at UN ‘house of lies’

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dubbed the United Nations a “house of lies” on Thursday, ahead of a General Assembly vote on a resolution rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “The State of Israel rejects outright this vote, even before it passes,” he said …

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Trump warns ‘we’re watching’ on eve of UN Jerusalem vote

United Nations, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to cut funding to countries that vote against the United States on a motion at the United Nations condemning Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to …

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US ‘will be taking names’ during UN vote on Jerusalem: Haley

United Nations, United States | AFP | US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday warned countries that she will report back to President Donald Trump with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly will hold an …

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Palestinians slam ‘unacceptable’ US veto of Jerusalem UN resolution

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories | AFP | The Palestinian government slammed as “unacceptable” Monday a US veto of a draft UN resolution against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A spokesman for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said the veto was “unacceptable and threatens the stability of the international …

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UN to vote Monday on measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said. Egypt requested the vote Sunday, a day after it presented the measure that is likely …

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Palestinians have right to Jerusalem as capital: Saudi king

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Palestinians have the right to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, Saudi King Salman said Wednesday, echoing calls at an Islamic summit in Istanbul from which he had stayed away. “The kingdom has called for a political solution to resolve regional crises, foremost of which …

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