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Report: Hamas Calls for Palestinian Uprising

Hamas reportedly urged Palestinians to take part in a new uprising against Israel over President Trump’s stunning announcement that he will recognize Jerusalem as its capital. “We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada [Palestinian uprising] in the face of the Zionist enemy,” said Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, in a speech in Gaza. The majority of the reported protests by Thursday afternoon had been nonviolent. In response, the Israeli military announced it was reinforcing its troops in the occupied West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that other countries have expressed interested in moving their embassies to the city in the wake of Trump’s announcement.