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Fatah Facebook promotes stone throwing “for Jerusalem” following US recognition of the city as Israel's capital

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “For you, O our Jerusalem

The statement is a counter statement to the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; see note below)

The image shows a picture of a masked Palestinian using a slingshot superimposed on a crowd of Palestinians. The Dome of the Rock is in the background, as is a cross on the roof of a church. In the upper left corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The logo is accompanied by the text: “Information Office of the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission”

Text on image: “For you, O our Jerusalem”
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.

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