Nazareth cancels Christmas celebration over Trump Jerusalem move

Nazareth cancels Christmas celebration over Trump Jerusalem move

The Israeli Arab city said it had cancelled some Christmas celebrations in protest at the US President's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Muslim world and USA allies in Europe have denounced the move, saying that it is detrimental to the ongoing peace process through which Palestinians hope to make East Jerusalem the capital of their potential state.

Trump's decision spurred thousands of Palestinians to take to the streets in protests and clashes with Israeli security forces.

Salam's Christmas cancellation comes as part of continued backlash against Trump, who reversed decades of policy and made the US the only country to recognize the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Trump's declaration last week coupled with the intention to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem have been applauded by Benjamin Netanyahu.

Jerusalem is sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims and is a contentious part of Israel-Palestinian negotiations.

Israel sees the entire city as its undivided capital, while the Palestinians want the eastern sector, which the worldwide community regards as annexed by Israel, as the capital of their future state. Israelis and Palestinians alike claim Jerusalem as their capital.

The move comes one day after the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at a summit convened in Istanbul, recognized East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

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Palestinian political factions in Gaza called for huge demonstrations on Friday to reject Trump's decision.

Since Trump's controversial announcement last week, at least 12 rockets or mortars have been fired from Gaza towards Israel.

Several days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump's announcement have largely died down, but there continues to be worldwide concern about its impact on the "on-off" peace process.

He told the BBC: "He is declaring war in the Middle East, he is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims (and) hundreds of millions of Christians that are not going to accept the holy shrines to be totally under the hegemony of Israel".

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