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In pictures: Outpour of anger in Palestine as Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Protesters set tires ablaze, chant slogans and burns US flags in several Palestinian cities, and in Turkey.
Updated Dec 07, 2017 05:05pm

Palestinians closed schools and shops, and called for protests in West Bank towns on Thursday in show of anger over President Donald Trump's recognition of the bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

US Embassies across much of the Middle East and parts of Africa warned American citizens of possible protests following Trump's move. But demonstrations seem to have already begun, with protesters setting tires ablaze, chanting slogans and burning US flags in several Palestinian cities

Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered outside the US consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday night to protest against Trump, chanting slogans such as “down with America!”.

A protester burns an Israeli flag printed on a piece of paper during a demonstration against the US and Israel in front of the US consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday.— AFP
A protester burns an Israeli flag printed on a piece of paper during a demonstration against the US and Israel in front of the US consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday.— AFP

Palestinian youths set tires ablaze during a protest against Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Gaza City, on Thursday.— AFP
Palestinian youths set tires ablaze during a protest against Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Gaza City, on Thursday.— AFP

A giant US flag screened alongside Israel's national flag by the Jerusalem municipality on the walls of the old city.— AFP
A giant US flag screened alongside Israel's national flag by the Jerusalem municipality on the walls of the old city.— AFP

A young boy leans on a sign (C) reading "There is no you or me, there is Jerusalem" during a demonstration at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul.— AFP
A young boy leans on a sign (C) reading "There is no you or me, there is Jerusalem" during a demonstration at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul.— AFP

Palestinian demonstrators burn the US flag in Bethlehem's Manger Square in protest.— AFP
Palestinian demonstrators burn the US flag in Bethlehem's Manger Square in protest.— AFP

A woman holds a sign during a demonstration against the US and Israel at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul.— AFP
A woman holds a sign during a demonstration against the US and Israel at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul.— AFP

Palestinian demonstrators stand on posters of the US president in Bethlehem's Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital.— AFP
Palestinian demonstrators stand on posters of the US president in Bethlehem's Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital.— AFP

A Palestinian man walks past closed shops in the West Bank city of Nablus as a general strike was called following Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on Thursday.— AFP
A Palestinian man walks past closed shops in the West Bank city of Nablus as a general strike was called following Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on Thursday.— AFP

A protester holds a Turkish flag near the words "Killer USA" spray-painted on a wall during a demonstration in front of the US consulate in Istanbul.— AFP
A protester holds a Turkish flag near the words "Killer USA" spray-painted on a wall during a demonstration in front of the US consulate in Istanbul.— AFP

Palestinian protestors burn tires as they wave Palestinian flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on Wednesday.— AP
Palestinian protestors burn tires as they wave Palestinian flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on Wednesday.— AP

Protesters wave Palestinian flags and chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the US consulate in Istanbul.— AFP
Protesters wave Palestinian flags and chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the US consulate in Istanbul.— AFP

Israelis watch as Trump announces that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel.— AP
Israelis watch as Trump announces that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel.— AP

A protester spray-paints "Free Palaestine" on a wall during a demonstration in front of the US consulate in Istanbul.— AFP
A protester spray-paints "Free Palaestine" on a wall during a demonstration in front of the US consulate in Istanbul.— AFP