Hamas calls for another 'Day of Rage'

Hamas urges Palestinian Arab public to confront the "occupation" after Friday prayers.

Dalit Halevi ,

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The Hamas organization in Judea and Samaria is calling on the Palestinian Arab public to escalate confrontations with the "occupation" and take part in “Day of Rage” activities that will take place on Friday at all points of friction.

A statement issued by Hamas on Thursday said that the Al-Quds Intifada would escalate with all its might and that "the soldiers of the occupation and the villages of its settlers" would pay the price of the attack on Al-Quds, the Palestinians and their holy places.

Mass rallies are scheduled to take place in the large cities in Judea and Samaria immediately after Friday prayers, and from there the crowd is expected to confront IDF troops.

In Gaza, Hamas is organizing a mass rally to take place along the main road of Gaza. Riots are expected there as well.

The rallies are in protest of U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement from last week that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

In last Friday’s “Day of Rage”, more than 3,000 Palestinian Authority residents rioted in Judea and Samaria, burning tires, hurling firebombs at Israeli security forces, and stones at Israeli civilians.

Several hundred Arab rioters also demonstrated at six sites inside Gaza along the border with Israel, hurling rocks at Israeli security forces.

Some 250 rioters clashed with Israeli police in the Old City of Jerusalem, while dozens more threw rocks elsewhere in eastern Jerusalem.

Earlier on Thursday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh called for new protests around the world against 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," said Haniyeh.

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