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mideast braces for fallout from trump's move on jerusalem

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mideast braces for fallout from trump's move on jerusalem

jerusalem — palestinians shuttered schools and shops and called for protests in west bank towns on thursday, while the leader of the hamas militant group called for a new armed uprising, in widespread show of anger over president donald trump's move to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital.trump's dramatic break on wednesday with decades of u.s. policy on jerusalem counters long-standing international assurances to the palestinians that the fate of the city will be determined in negotiations. the palestinians seek israeli-annexed east jerusalem, captured by israel in 1967, as a future capital.there have been no signs of serious violence so far. but friday, the muslim holy day, could provide an important test when palestinians gather for weekly mass prayers.in the gaza strip, hamas' leader ismail haniyeh called on palestinians to launch a new intifada, or uprising, against israel on friday."the american decision is an aggression on our people and a war on our sanctuaries," haniyeh said in a speech, urging supporters "to be ready for any orders.""we want the uprising to last and continue to let trump and the occupation regret this decision," he said.hamas, a group that seeks israel's destruction, killed hundreds of israelis in suicide bombings and other attacks in the early 2000s. but the group's capabilities are more limited now. gaza, hamas' stronghold, is closed by an israeli blockade, while in the west bank, many of its members have been arrested. nonethele...