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> Muslims worldwide are protesting in what's being called a day of rage in solidarity with Palestinians. In Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, and throughout Asia, US flags burning, images of Donald Trump vandalized. Thousands rallying against the US President's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
>> To officially recognize.
Two days of clashes here and in the West Bank left scores wounded after the Israeli Army fired rubber bullets. Although the violence so far has largely been contained, Reuter's Dan Williams says that could change.>> Much depends on what happens on the ground because this decision by President Trump is largely the clarative, it's really on paper.
The embassy move by the United States to Jerusalem won't take place for several years, so much depends on whether this results in violence, Palestinian protests, and the like, which would invite an Israeli response. Should that happen, it could put paid to peace efforts, on the other hand, in the past, bloodshed has served to incentivize peace efforts by Israel and the Palestinians and for mediators.
>> Trump's decision reverses decades of US policy. Israel sees Jerusalem as its indivisible capital. Palestinians see the east of the city as theirs. Its status has been one of the biggest obstacles to a peace agreement for generations. This week the leader of Islamist group Hamas called on Palestinians to abandon peace efforts and launch an uprising against Israel.
Warnings have come from alarmed western allies, like France, Germany and Great Britain. The Saudi Royal Court has warned of dangerous consequences. While Turkey's President, Tayyip Erdogan, accused Trump of throwing the region into a ring of fire. In the past the president has described himself as a master negotiator.
But the credibility of the US as an honest broker of Middle East peace is now under scrutiny as never before.