Jerusalem has always been a controversial topic evoking violence in the Middle-east again and again over its ownership. As the city holds importance for three major religions, anything concerning it triggers people to an unimaginable extent.
The fire never cooled down in the first place but now the recent events have doubled the intensity. Donald Trump announced that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Post announcement, leaders of the Muslim world warned him about the consequences. The Turkish president called it ‘crossing the redline for Muslims’.
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) December 7, 2017
Adding to that, Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu also showed his concerns saying that it is synonymous with bringing chaos to the Middle East. He further said:
“This can go as far as severing Turkey’s ties with Israel. I am warning the United States not to take such a step which will deepen the problems in the region. We have to warn the United States that such a decision will be against the U.N. resolutions and international law and international agreements.” (source: CNBC)
The announcement erupted active protests in West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Turkey showing the emotions of the Muslims world.
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) December 6, 2017
With that, people showed a strong reaction on social media as well as a sign of complete refusal to accept his statement. See what people had to say about it:
United States doesn't have a right to take decisions for others who the hell are you to say that #Jerusalem is capital of Israel? It's a place of Muslims #Jerusalem_CapitalOfPalestine pic.twitter.com/OdroHSlYxz
— Sadaf-Ali (@SadafAmjadAli) December 7, 2017
— Mustafa (@MustafAbuZir_E) December 7, 2017
Jerusalem will always be the capital of Palestine. Always.
— Faizal Tahir (@faizal_tahir) December 7, 2017
— Steve Kerr (@kerr_steve) December 7, 2017
The Muslim Ummah has been disappointed with Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. #Jerusalem
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) December 7, 2017
— Servis Tambah Followers Instagram (@FollowersMsia) December 7, 2017
When u successfully tested the nuclear bombs, world shook that an islamic bomb was tested. Don't betray the religion, show us what u got and show the world what u are capable of.#HandsOffAlQuds#Jerusalem
United we will b for🇵🇸
— زُبیر اِبن یوسُف🇵🇸 (@zubairkhan2695) December 7, 2017
It would be better for #Palestine to stay calm and not react to #Trump's wild statements. Many in Israel wants them to react so they can enact a final solution. #Jerusalem is still recognised as Palestinian under international law.
— Partisangirl 🇸🇾 (@Partisangirl) December 7, 2017
Dear Muslims !
"Don't be sad; indeed Allah is with us."
— Sayda Zainab (@Saydazainab143) December 7, 2017
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