Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip staged a mass protest Saturday (March 17th) to denounce the unilateral decision of US President Donald Trump on Quds.
Gazans marched massively in the streets as a protest against the recognition of the holy city of Quds as the capital of Israel by the tenant of the White House. Protesters chanted slogans against the transfer of the US embassy to Quds, while calling on the US president to reconsider his decision.
This comes as the United States announced plans to transfer its embassy to Quds on May 14, 2018, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Israeli regime and the beginning of the forced exodus of Palestinians in 1948.
The Security Council held an emergency meeting on 8 December and voted in favor of the cancellation of Trump’s unilateral decision.
But helpless against the United States who have the right of veto, the body could not thwart the announcement of the transfer of the US Embassy in Quds.
Of the 193 member countries of the UN General Assembly, 128 voted in favor of a resolution condemning the US President’s decision.
Various Palestinian political groups have estimated that the transfer of the US embassy to Quds violated all the red lines and announced that they would never allow Donald Trump’s plan to emerge.