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Protests against Trump’s Move on Jerusalem Spread to Europe

Protests against Trump’s Move on Jerusalem Spread to Europe

Saturday, 9 December, 2017 - 20:15
Demonstrators in Paris rally against Israeli PM Netanyahu's visit to the French capital on Sunday. (AFP)

Protests were staged in the French capital Paris on Saturday in objection to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The protests fell on the eve of a scheduled visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Paris to meet President Emmanuel Macron.

Pro-Palestinians have demonstrated against the visit, saying that the Israeli PM is not welcome.

Macron had called Trump’s decision "regrettable."

In Rome, hundreds of Palestinians and their supporters have rallied in the Italian capital to protest Trump's decision. They staged a protest outside the US Embassy in Rome, also drawing American citizens.

Some Italian demonstrators expressed dismay that Italy's top cycling race Giro d'Italia" will start next year in Jerusalem.

Other protesters held Palestinian flags, and some shouted slogans against Israel. One participant held a sign reading, "Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine."

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