In Lebanon, the protesters were dispersed using water cannons
New wave of protests rose up Sunday in some countries of the Arab-Muslim world in connection with the recent statement of US President Donald trump on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Lebanese security forces on Sunday used water cannons and tear gas near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to push the Lebanese and Palestinian demonstrators, who opposed the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Protesters in Beirut threw objects at the Embassy and burned an effigy of trump, and flags of USA and Israel.
In Lebanon, home to thousands of Palestinian refugees.
In Indonesia, the largest in population Muslim country in the world, thousands of people took part in Sunday’s demonstration at the American Embassy in Jakarta.
One demonstrator told Reuters that “trump has ruined the peace in the world”.
Police in the Swedish city of Gothenburg have arrested three people suspected that they threw fire bombs at the synagogue. A police spokesman said Sunday that the incident, in which nobody was injured, is being investigated as attempted arson.
Officials in Stockholm announced the strengthening of security measures in close proximity of the synagogue in the Swedish capital.
Earlier on Sunday, the Arab League said that the decision by trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is “a dangerous event that put US on the biased position of the supporter’s occupation and violations of international law and UN resolutions.”
The statement was published on Sunday night after an emergency meeting of foreign Ministers of the countries of the League in Cairo. It also notes that trump’s decision deprives US of the role of the “sponsor and facilitator” in the middle East peace process.
The resolution also says that trump’s decision “undermines efforts to achieve peace, tensions and cause resentment that could lead the region to the brink, beyond which lies the violence, chaos and bloodshed.”
The head of the Arab League urged countries in response to trump’s decision to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state with its capital in Jerusalem.
The foreign Ministers also urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning the decision of trump.
The meeting in Cairo was preceded by several days of street protests on the West Bank of the Jordan river and the Gaza strip, as well as protests at al-Azhar mosque in the Egyptian capital.
In an article in Foreign Policy magazine says that at a recent meeting with Palestinian diplomats, the White house did not inform them about the decision of trump on Jerusalem, although the members of the delegation were interested in whether the sign trump the decree, postponing the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday: “I hear [from Europe] voices condemning the historic statement of President trump, but I have not heard condemnation of the missile launches on Israel, which occurred [after application], and the terrible provocation against us.”
“USA crossed red line”
The head of the largest Christian churches in Cairo and al-Azhar University said that they would not meet with the Vice President of the United States Mike Pence when he arrived in Cairo on 20 December. Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas also announced that he would not meet with the Pens, because “USA crossed red line” on Jerusalem.
In a statement, the Coptic Orthodox Church said that the decision to trump “is inappropriate and does not take into account the feelings of millions of people.”
In Paris, supporters of the Palestinians held a demonstration, timed to the visit of Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, which starts on Sunday. Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with the President of France Emmanuel Macron, who called trump’s decision “regrettable.”
Pro-Palestinian protests were held on Saturday at the U.S. Embassy in Rome. On Friday, the demonstrators took to the streets in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Pakistan, Lebanon and Malaysia.