Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hamas calls President Trump's decision to 'open the gates of hell'

President Trump shows the document of recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel that has been signed.

As expected, President Donald Trump announced the official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the US embassy to the city on Wednesday (06/12).

"Today Jerusalem is a seat for the modern Israeli government, home to the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, home to the Supreme Court," he said in a press statement at the White House.

Shortly after the announcement, the UN immediately criticized it, delivered directly by General Secretary Antonio Guterres in New York.

"In this very worrying moment, I want to make it clear There is no alternative for a two-state solution No Plan B."

"I will use everything in my authority to support Israeli and Palestinian leaders back to meaningful negotiations," Guterres told reporters.

While the militant Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip - over an official, Ismail Ridwan - said President Trump's decision would 'open the gates of hell' for all US interests in the region.

Ridwan also urged Arab and Islamic countries to cut political and economic ties with the US embassy and expel its ambassador to collect the decision.

Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately issued a praised statement.

"This is a historic day, the city has been the capital of Israel for almost 70 years, Jerusalem is the focus of our hopes, our dreams, our prayers for three millennia." Jerusalem has been the mother of the Jewish people for 3,000 years.

Prior to the announcement of President Trump a number of world leaders had already warned that the removal of the capital was not taken.

Pope Francis said he could not silence his deep concern over the situation that has surfaced in recent days.

"At the same time, I strongly urge all to respect the status quo of the city, in line with relevant UN resolutions."

While China and Russia express concerns that the move will lead to tensions in the region