The leader of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh called for a new uprising against Israel. About it reports Reuters.
“We should encourage and we need to work on launching a new intifada to [threats] with the Zionist enemy,” Haniya said.
The reason for this appeal was the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state.
“I made the decision that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Israel is a sovereign state entitled to decide on the location of private capital”, — said the American leader on 6 December. He also instructed the state Department to begin work to transfer the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Israel proclaimed Jerusalem as its capital after the War for independence in 1949. In 1967 after the six day war he took East Jerusalem and United it with the Western, but the UN has not recognized it. Embassies of countries, including diplomatic relations with Israel are mainly in tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Herzliya.
At present, the term intifada is understood the armed struggle of the Palestinian Arabs against Israel. Hamas was founded in 1987. Since 2007, the organization that controls the Gaza strip. The movement had carried out hundreds of armed attacks against Israelis in the territory of the Jewish state. Hamas is recognized as a terrorist organization by Israel, Canada, USA and Japan, and is banned in Jordan and Egypt. In Australia and the UK terrorist recognize only its military wing.