Islamics burned photos of President Trump in Gaza City on Wednesday and Palestinian officials talked of cutting ties with the United States or ending security cooperation with Israel, as both sides in the intractable conflict reacted to Mr. Trump’s formal recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
In Jerusalem, government ministers and opposition leaders alike welcomed the American decision, and the walls of the Old City were lit on Wednesday evening with the colors of the American and Israeli flags. But ordinary Israelis and supporters of a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict expressed fears that the move would ignite a new round of violence.
Yediot Ahronot, one of the nation’s leading daily newspapers, ran a photograph of Mr. Trump touching the ancient stones of the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site in the hotly contested Old City, under the blaring headline, “Trump Alert.”
The article warned of a possible outbreak of violence as Israeli forces readied for protests in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Indeed, in the Palestinian territories, Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian factions, whose internecine battles have often been bloody and politically debilitating, came together to urge a public venting of rage against Mr. Trump, who also set in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.