The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the country’s capital.
Palestinian factions called for a “Day of Rage” on Friday, after a wave of protest in the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday saw clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops. At least 31 people were wounded by Israeli gunfire and rubber bullets, according to medial services. Israel has increase military presence in conflictive zones. Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday by recognising Jerusalem as the capital, angering the Arab world and upsetting Western allies.