Hamas vows more 'days of rage'

Terror group leader calls for every Friday to be a 'day of rage' against Israel, US.

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Ismail Haniya
Ismail Haniya
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The head of the Islamist terrorist movement Hamas called Thursday for fresh protests across
the world against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"We demand the Islamic world make every Friday a day of anger and revolution in every capital and city until we bring down Trump's decision," Ismail Haniya said.

"We ask churches, the Pope and our Christian brothers to devote their Sunday prayers to Jerusalem," he added.

Speaking in front of more than 100,000 supporters in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip at an event to commemorate the Islamist movement's 30th anniversary, Haniya railed against Trump's December 6 announcement that he would move his country's embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel's capital.

"We will bring down Trump's decision once and for all," he added.

The event was attended by major Hamas figures as well as politicians from other political parties, including longtime rivals Fatah.

The two signed an October reconciliation agreement that was supposed to see Hamas hand over control in Gaza by December 1, but the deal has faltered.

Hamas seized control of Gaza from Fatah in 2007 and has fought three wars with Israel since.

It is considered a terrorist organisation by Israel, the United States and others.

Since Trump's announcement last week, at least 12 rockets or mortars have been fired from Gaza towards Israel.

In response the Jewish state's army has hit at least 10 targets in Gaza, mostly Hamas bases.

Protests in Judea and Samaria, as well as across the Arab world and Europe have broken out since Trump's announcement.