Protest near US Embassy in Beirut sparks clashes

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media captionBBC reporters in Jordan Turkey Indonesia Afghanistan and Pakistan convey the public mood

A massive rally is taking place outside the US Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, with protesters rioting and shouting pro-Palestinian slogans in the wake of Washington's decision on Jerusalem.

Violent clashes erupted outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut on Sunday during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"It isn't just a city, it's the struggle in which we grew up to build the Palestinian cause", she said.

Security personnel used force to disperse most of the protesters and detained some, witnesses said.

Thousands also participated in demonstrations in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday in response to Trump's statement.

James Phillips, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, offered a different perspective: "President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem will reward a close ally and correct an historic injustice: the fact that Israeli sovereignty over its own capital has not been recognized", Phillips told The Daily Signal.

Protesters burned United States and Israeli flags.

Russians Tried to Contact White House CD Early This Year
Hicks undercuts the idea that the Russian government had established deep ties to the Trump campaign before the election". Hicks undercuts the idea that the Russian government had established deep ties to the Trump campaign before the election.

Several people reported temporary breathing problems as a result of being hit with tear gas, Lebanese television LBC said.

Waving Palestinian flags and holding up pictures of Jerusalem, they expressed anger at the "betrayal" by Arab governments perceived to have backed Trump's move.

On Monday, a large demonstration organized by Hezbollah is planned in the southern suburb of Beirut. Demonstrations were also held in Israel and across the world.

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki called Trump's decision "illegal and illegitimate and null and void legally and politically", saying there would be no formal communication with USA officials.

A group of demonstrators set alight an effigy of the U.S. president, whose decision has upended decades of American diplomacy and an global consensus to leave the status of Jerusalem to be resolved in negotiations. In a recent meeting, Arab foreign ministers urged the United States to abandon its decision, citing the president's announcement as a threat to peace in the region. Because the final status of Jerusalem is between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

The Trump administration has said it is still committed to reviving Palestinian-Israeli talks that collapsed in 2014, but jettisoning old policies is necessary to break the deadlock.

Related News:



Most liked

Texans QB Tom Savage returned to game against 49ers after brutal hit
DeAndre Hopkins had 149 yards receiving and two touchdowns, but lost a fumble in the fourth quarter with the Texans down by 7. Savage could be seen arguing with the team official before he was escorted to the locker room by the team's trainer.

5 things we learned from Bills OT win over Colts
The NFL's oldest layer hit a 43-yard wobbler that hooked in from the right and just sneaked over the crossbar. Even given time to think about it, McDermott still made a decision to send the punt team out.

Packers rally in overtime to beat the Browns
Kizer looked for wide receiver Josh Gordon and found him for a 38-yard gain on the Browns' first play to the Green Bay 46. The drive ended with Gordon running a post pattern and snatching an 18-yard touchdown pass from Kizer to tie the game .

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet
Trump posted a screengrab of Weigel's Tweet on Saturday, along with photos of him standing in front of a packed arena. Weigel screwed up, deleted his tweet when he realized it, and later apologized when asked.

12 political cartoons on the U.S. embassy's move to Jerusalem and more
The Turkish presidential source said Erdogan and Macron agreed during a phone call that Trump's move was worrying for the region. Hours before he left Israel , thousands marched in Tel Aviv to protest against his government for the second successive week.

Smith pops sleeping pills during Ashes Test
Just when it looked England are mounting an unexpected comeback late in Adelaide, Australia bowlers turned on the heat again.

Aztec officials give updates on deadly school shooting
When officers found his body he had a thumb drive on him that laid out his plans to shoot up the school and then kill himself. News 13 spoke to one student who says she listened to the sound of gunshots that got closer and closer to her classroom.

Winter Olympics: Seoul urges Russian athletes to attend under neutral flag
The ban came with a caveat that individual Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under the Olympic flag subject to strict conditions.

We acquired Leonardo's Salvator Mundi, Abu Dhabi says
The painting broke a record beating out a Pablo Picasso's Women of Algiers (Version O) that sold for $179.4 million. The newspaper said that the work will be lent or resold to museums, largely in the Middle East and Asia.

Eight inches of snow and 70mph to hit United Kingdom this weekend
Heavy and persistent rain will spread from the southwest on Saturday night, bringing local spot flooding to the area. The chief forecasters assessment said: "A band of rain, heavy at times, is expected to move eastwards over the UK".

Steelers to honor Shazier with special cleats
Shazier hit Malone low with his shoulder pads, then immediately reached for his back while his legs remained motionless. Shazier leads the team in tackles (89), interceptions (three) and pass deflections (11) this season.

Putin to visit Turkey to mull Jerusalem
"Russian President Putin stated he shared the same views", the sources said. "In my opinion, such a decision to move the U.S. During the day, Erdogan also spoke to the presidents of France, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Lebanon.

Islamic State is 'not yet defeated', says Theresa May
However, IS fighters remain capable of carrying out insurgent attacks in Iraq, and the group has recovered from past setbacks. The campaign to eradicate the Islamic State took more than three years and about 25,000 coalition air strikes.

Katie Holmes and Daughter Suri Cruise Introduce Taylor Swift at Jingle Ball
Others who dominated with radio hits this year performed Friday, including Halsey , Julia Michaels , Charlie Puth and the Chainsmokers.

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.