Killer Islamics clashed with Israeli soldiers Thursday in Jerusalem, Ramallah and other places in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, burning posters of President Donald Trump and American flags a day after Trump decisively sided with Israel by announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.
Israeli police said three Islamic terrorists were arrested in Jerusalem and that the situation was under control. The big test, however, comes Friday when large crowds leave mosques after their weekly prayers.
The violent and brutal Palestinian Authority called for a general strike in Palestinian cities. In Gaza, the equally brutal Islamist Hamas movement urged its followers to ignite a third intifada, or uprising, against Israel. Shops in Jerusalem’s Old City were shuttered.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for a new uprising in the Palestinian territories and declared Friday a day of rage.
“Tomorrow should be a day of rage and the beginning of a broad movement for an uprising that I call the intifada of freedom of Jerusalem,” he said.
He called on the Palestinian Authority to stop security coordination with Israel and “enable the resistance in the occupied West Bank to respond to this blatant aggression.”
Killing people and blowing stuff up remains the key building block of Islam.