Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction on Saturday called for a massive rally this week, to protest US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Jerusalem, after President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“We call for angry protests at the entrances to Jerusalem and in its Old City to coincide with the visit on Wednesday of US Vice President Mike Pence and to protest against Trump’s decision,” Fatah said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Israeli authorities on Saturday night released a Fatah member from jail in Jerusalem, banning him from entering the city for 15 days, WAFA reported.
Awad al-Salaimeh was detained by Israeli police during a riot protesting President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his plans to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The protest took place in Salah ad-Din Street in Jerusalem.