Activists rally outside Statehouse after Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The Council on American-Islamic Relations group, along with several other activist groups, rallied outside the Ohio Statehouse Friday evening over Trump's comments recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (WSYX/WTTE)

Earlier this week President Donald Trump's recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordered the U.S. Embassy to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Since President Trump's announcement, tensions have flared the West Bank, Three hundred people have been reportedly hurt in protests in the historic West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Concerns over President Trump's announcement are also growing in the nation. The Council on American-Islamic Relations group, along with several other activist groups, rallied outside the Ohio Statehouse Friday evening. They held signs, chanted and gave speeches during the rally.

"This action by the president is unlawful, it's unjust and it's not conducive to stability in Palestine. It's wrong. It complicates tremendously the chances for a future peace settlement in the region as we've already seen its created a fair amount of instability throughout parts of Palestine," said Usjid Hameed, the Columbus Public Affairs Coordinator for CAIR.

The Israelis have cheered President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.







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