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Sunday, 23 January 2022 05:22 GMT

Hamas slams Israel for targeting peaceful protest


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) GAZA CITY, Palestine:Hamas on Friday condemned the Israeli army for targeting demonstrators in the West Bank and Gaza City.
Hazem Qassim, a spokesperson for the Gaza-based group, described the army's actions against the peaceful protest as a "crime committed under U.S. auspices".
'We call on the Palestinian people to take to the streets in every city they live in to launch a new Intifada with a view to defending Jerusalem, Qassim said in a statement.
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as well as plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the contested city.

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