Muslims Pray in front of White House- “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine”
Muslims pray outside White House to protest Trump Jerusalem move
Hundreds of Muslims attended Friday prayers in front of the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Responding to the call of American Muslim organizations, worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president’s residence.
Wearing traditional Palestinian keffiyeh scarves or the colors of the Palestinian flag, protesters also held placards denouncing Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
On Wednesday, Trump declared that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — turning his back on decades of American and international diplomacy.
Muslims pray outside White House in protest against Trump’s Jerusalem move
The Jewish state considers Jerusalem its undivided capital, but Palestinians believe East Jerusalem is illegally occupied and see it as the capital of their future state.