Following US president, Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital on Wednesday, mixed reactions have continued to trail the development, as Palestinians have sustained protest.
Israeli local news report Thursday said that dozens of protesters have been injured in clashes with Israeli troops as they burn tires, throw rocks in low-level clashes
Agency report pointed that, Trump’s Jerusalem move reflects ‘best path for peace,’ according to Ambassador David Friedman.
The ambassador was reported to have told fox News that demonstrators in the Muslim world ‘did not listen carefully enough’ to the US president’s speech
US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel reflects the “best path for peace,” and those demonstrating against it failed to listen properly to his speech, the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, said Thursday.
The president had not sought to prejudge any final-status issues in his address on Wednesday, which provoked widespread anger among Arabs and violent Palestinian protests, Friedman told Fox News.
Trump’s aim had been to “foreclose the fantasy that somehow Jerusalem could be disconnected from the State of Israel,” he said. “The president didn’t want the Israelis to show up at the bargaining table and be forced to negotiate for something that they already had.
“What he did yesterday was to simply speak the truth, and to develop for the first time a foreign policy based upon reality rather than fantasy.”
Meanwhile, with Palestinians of all factions taking to the streets in protest of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem, the PA president holds the key
Bonny Amadi with Agency Reports