Hamas Leader Calls For Third Intifada Following Trump's "Declaration Of War"

Yesterday, President Trump officially announced his “new approach” to the Israel-Palestine conflict that, which instead of bringing peace to the region like he repeatedly promised during the campaign, appears poised to trigger the most destructive periods of Israeli vs Palestinian violence since 2005.

Early Thursday, the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which recently relinquished absolute administrative control of Gaza but remains incredibly popular in what some have described as “the world’s largest open-air prison”, called for a third intifada – or uprising - against the Israelis to protest Trump’s violation of the “Status Quo”.

For nearly three centuries, the three major Abrahamic religions had an understanding that the nine Holy Sites in and around Jerusalem are subject to a policy of de facto neutrality. But by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – and promising to legitimize that declaration by moving the US embassy – Trump has upset this order. The Israelis have long claimed all of Jerusalem as their capital, while Palestinians hope to claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Speaking in Gaza on Thursday, Hamas' leader Ismail Haniyeh said, "We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy." He also said, "We want the uprising to last and continue to let Trump and the occupation regret this decision,” according to DW, Germany’s public broadcaster.

Hamas' leader Ismail Haniyeh

Hamas also took to Twitter to decry Trump’s decision as a declaration of war. In a stream of Tweets, the party – which is considered a terrorist organization by the US – shared photos of young Palestinians, who have been the main participants in the last two intifadas, protesting the US decision. It also urges Palestinians to rise up.
















In a fiery speech, Haniyeh described Trump’s decision as a declaration of war and called on all Arab nations to join in Palestine’s resistance efforts. He also asked that Palestinians in the West Bank end security cooperation with Israel. Finally, he said the Palestinian authority should withdraw from the Oslo Accord, a Clinton-era agreement whereby Palestinians recognized Israel as a state, and Israel recognized the Palestinian peoples’ “right to self-determination.

Already, instances of violence have erupted as the Palestinian Authority called a general strike in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and schools and shops in these areas remain closed as Palestinians continue protesting against the US’ policy change. Hundreds took to the streets on Wednesday, burning American and Israeli flags and 10 Palestinians were arrested in East Jerusalem overnight after Molotov cocktails were thrown.

As DW pointed out, the US decision was met with worldwide condemnation.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the latest head of state to publicly criticize Trump’s decision. He described Trump's actions throwing the Middle East into a "ring of fire.


Saudi Arabia's royal court made a rare public rebuke of the US on Thursday, saying Trump’s announcement was "unjustified and irresponsible." The US' move puts the Sunni nation in a difficult position, because the kingdom has had close ties to Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.


Iraq's senior shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, said Trump's announcement had "hurt the feelings of hundreds of millions of Arabs and Muslims,'' He called on the "Umma," or Islamic nation, to combine forces to restore Palestinian sovereignty over Jerusalem — no matter how long it takes.


Indonesian President Joko Widodo, leader of the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, said on Thursday, "Such unilateral recognition violates various resolutions of the UN Security Council of which the United States is a permanent member. It could also shake global stability."


Eight members of the UN Security Council, including Germany, Britain, France, Egypt, Italy and Sweden have called for an emergency meeting to discuss the US's move, which will be held on Friday.

Speaking at Israel’s foreign ministry on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unsurprisingly praised Trump’s decision. "President Trump bound himself forever with the history of our capital," he said. "His name will now be proudly displayed alongside other names in the city's glorious history."

Netanyahu also claimed that Israel is in contact with other countries that plan to follow in the US’s footsteps, though he did not name any. "We are already in contact with other countries that will recognize similar recognition, and I have no doubt that as soon as the American embassy moves to Jerusalem, and before that, many embassies will move to Jerusalem."

So far, the only country to join the US in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is the Czech Republic.

Meanwhile, Palestinian leaders claimed that Trump’s decision rendered a two-state solution impossible.

The secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Saeb Erekat, said that Trump had destroyed all hope for a peace deal. "He destroyed the two-state solution." Meanwhile, Hamas has said that Trump's decision will "open the gates of hell" on US interests in the region.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has described Trump’s announcement as "reprehensible." He said that it will undermine peace efforts and embolden Israel "to pursue the policy of occupation, settlement, apartheid and ethnic cleansing."

Abbas is traveling to Jordan on Thursday to meet with King Abdullah II, who is seen as the Palestinians closest Arab ally. There is speculation that the two leaders may try to coordinate a response to Trump’s announcement.


Bulgars BennyBoy Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:19 Permalink

Trumptards ! It is hilarious to watch Trumptards trying to defend the Jews and the orange clown. Previous presidents have used this leverage for decades and taking advantage of every situation... This leverage is Now gone and only liabilities left. Most stupid unilateral decision made by a US president in the last 20 years!

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two hoots Juggernaut x2 Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:29 Permalink

With the Palestinians already living on the reservations, they just don't know it, they are easy to control.  The last thing they need to do is stir up trouble, like Geronimo, and invite their final solution.   It's sad but a reality that won't change.   They still have some bargining power but it is not might, it is the remaining land and people they must consider and get the best deal possible, if they can trust even that.  Beware of gifts to their leaders.  Time to negotiate not let this slowly dissolve out of site of the current world attention.   Do something positive now.  Judge what resistance has got you so far and add to that the current decision?Starter: For every past settlement home in Palestine terrority Israel must build an equal amount for Palestinians.  In the future Israel must build 2 homes for every settlement home with similiar infustructure.  The trade is land for homes.Every Paleistian in a new settlement is given voting rights in Israel.  That will be a control mechanism on how many new settlements they build for themselves.  The more Israel builds the more say Paleistians have in their gov.Free and open borders in 5 years.   5 years to get the administration and agreements in order.Palestinians get two representatives  in Israel parliament immediately.  Later increase based  on some progressive system according to population in given defined areas.Palestinans have limited right of return to be decided in 5 years. Palestians cannot control more than 1/3 of the Israel parliament but will share in 1/3 of the budget and 1/3 sharing in any foreign aid to Israel.  Palestians have a right to work  in Israel and pay taxes. and vice versa. (All taxes to Israel, expect local taxes)Palesitans dissolve any current govenment, constitutions, degrees, then elect a resprestative and local government that joins the democratic parliament in Israel.   

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Slack Jack bobcatz Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:35 Permalink

Like I said: Will Trump move the Jew capital to Jerusalem?

Of course, the idiot will. Trump is a Jew.

Just like, Obama, Bush and (Bill & Hillary) Clinton are all Jews.



And as to how real wars are fought,.... i.e., through deception, see

Proof that Adolf Hitler was a double agent.


It seems pretty weird when you first read it, but its clearly true.

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Slack Jack Slack Jack Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:50 Permalink

What is weird is this; that 2000 years ago, there were no people even resembling Jews in the middle-east at all.

Turns out that there is not a single ancient Jewish city in what is now called Israel. There is not a single city where the Hebrew script is used on the statues and buildings. There is not a single city where the buildings are in the ancient Jewish architectural style. In fact, there is not even a category of "ancient Jewish architectural style".

If you check out all the ancient cities in Israel, they are all Greek, and their ruins are still there for you to visit. Their inscriptions are in the Greek script and the buildings are in the ancient Greek architectural styles.

Here is a list of some of the known ancient Greek cities in (and near) Israel; Ecdippa, Seleucia, Ptolemais, Taricheia Arbela, Asochis, Sepphoris, Hippos, Dion, Sycaminum, Bucolon Polis, Itabyrium, Gadara, Abila, Dora, Comus, Gephrus, Crocodilion Polis, Caesarea, Straton's Tower, Narbata, Scythopolis, Pella, Samaria, Amathus, Ragaba, Gerasa, Apollonia, Sicima, Pegae, Joppa, Arimathea, Jamnia, Port of Jamnia, Lydda, Modiin, Aphaerema, Philadelphia, Birtha, Gazara, Beth Horon, Dok, Jericho, Samaga, Esbus, Medaba, Ladder of Tyre, Azotus, Port of Azotus, Accaron, Jerusalem, Ascalon, Anthedon, Gaza, Marissa, Beth Zur, Hebron, Adora, Engeddi.

The ancient Jewish cities in Israel are,.... well there aren't any. Not even one.

Here's an interesting example of a first century BC Greek inscription (i.e., in Greek letters) from Jerusalem's Temple Mount forbidding the entry of Gentiles (i.e., non-Greeks) to the Temple precinct....


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TruthHammer bobcatz Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:42 Permalink

You can accuse Israel of many things.  Terrorism however is NOT one of them.  Have you even been to the middle east?  Do you know anything other than what you read on blogs on the internet?Israel is not saintly, and I am not abdicating them of their sins.Any article that calls Hamas a "Islamist Group", is so blatantly full of shit it should be immediately ignored and thrown away.  The fact that ZH would publish such garbage, under the Tyler moniker no less...is atrocious. It shows. like I said, that they have a bunch of rabid left-leaning, faux-libertarian, almost certainly EURO, clowns writing some of these articles.  A far cry from what ZH once was, a place of high finance and economic disucssion.It's been overrun by scum like you, in the comments, and in the writing.

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Dolph.Hilter TruthHammer Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:34 Permalink

Imposter Jews are the original terrorists, spawn of and literally Satan.They are the root and offspring of a fallen angel.That they call their shitstain of a country after my people - the real Children of Jacob/Israel is a sick joke.We should send some good white tech people over to help NoKo program their rockets to point there and only there.

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TruthHammer Bulgars Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:34 Permalink

Any Commies or Terrorists who thought a two state solution was going to give Hamas or Fatah control of Jerusalem were completely delusional.  Trump's announcement changes nothing on the ground, just stops playing pretend/coddling with the extremists.Israel already offered the Palestinians everything they could hope to have, and they rejected it.  Trump is ready to move on with the threat of them getting nothing, so they finally accept an actual deal.Isreal will always exist, Jerusalem will always be its capital, and peace has to acknowledge both, so no need to pretend otherwise.

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11b40 TruthHammer Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:51 Permalink

Anyone who thinks they can see into to future, and so casually uses the word ALWAYS, is truly a fool.And that is the truth, Mr. Hammer.Without the protection of America, Israel will be erased from the map.....and Americans are slowly but surely waking up to the destruction suffered by our soiciety from being lead around by the nose by dual citizen Jews holding power positions here.  When that mask falls off, Israel is toast.  

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Mustafa Kemal BabaLooey Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:37 Permalink

"Trumptards?Where?"Here"I'll take the average "Trumptard" over a A STUPID SONOFABITCH CANKS/OBOZO SHIT FUCK ANY DAY."So would I. But that is a false dichotomy. You dont have to choose"As to this...............Trump INHERITED this shit sammich.""Trump created this shit sammich. He is creating them throughout the world. NK, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria, we are staying in Syria even though ISIS is gone. Cuba and Iran. Fights and combatitiveness on all fronts. Eventually, we will pay for our "righteousness" and the fact that we pissed off the libtards will sound like Trumptardation gone idiocracy.I voted for Trump and I still would today over Clinton. 

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DownWithYogaPants Mustafa Kemal Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:57 Permalink

???  I have higher expectations for Zh'ers than this.  Isn't it clear by now that the "president" is a largely ceremonial position with much in common with the Knights of Columbus sword in your attic?  Obama talks lefty - Governs exactly the same as George W. Bush.  Quite in fact he was the 3rd and 4th term of Bush.I have to imagine it's pretty clear anyone who does anything too off script gets the JFK or Nixon treatment.  And you don't really think Nixon was brought down because of bugging Demo HQ do you?  LBJ kills JFK and you still think so? How quaint.  Obama Inc did industrial level snooping using NSA infrastructure and you still think?  Nixon was likely aware before hand that JFK would be killed as he was at that notorious Hunt meeting in Texas the night before with LBJ.  Remember how he told those hippies at the Lincoln memorial how "it ain't as simple as you think it is" ?   Rumor has it he was trying to get some proof of the JFK conspiracy to have some leverage to get out of Vietnam.  All I know is Nixon was not brought down for the reason we're told by the media.So in much of the action Trump probably does as he is told.  I tell you this government thing looks antiquated in the USA.  The evil held within while the Russia China combo seems to be building things.

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strayaway Bulgars Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:17 Permalink

Obama overthrew Khaddafi, allowed ISIS to exist to pressure Syria, tried to otherwise overthrow Assad, and rekindled the cold war. Do you really think that moving the embassy was worse than Obama's foreign policy that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dead Arabs, millions of refugees, and the renewal of the cold war?

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Offthebeach Bulgars Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:36 Permalink

How do you leverage cousin marrying, illiterate,  moon god losers?  They got nothing except mouth, threats, drama. UN Arab (Non)Development Report.  600 million Arabs.  50%+ illiteracy.   Per person per day GDP, 2$.  Not one world class goods nor service.  Incestuous gemetic defects 1,000% higher the the west.  Not one world class university, college or research institute.  All Arab nations combined Total GDP less than Norway .  Less than 100 books a year, for 600 million, translated into Arabic. But enough with the high points...  

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MEFOBILLS Bulgars Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:00 Permalink

It is hilarious to watch Trumptards trying to defend the Jews and the orange clown. I think the message is just how dangerous the Jew is.  The list of goy government leaders who have been compromised, punked, and baffled by the Jew is long.  Woodrow Wilson (Jewish money and influence shaped the election of 1912, then they got their man into Supreme court, then they got WW1 and Balfour).  FDR was surrounded by Jews and did their bidding.  Churchill was getting loans from Zion and was compromised.  Hitler took the bait when he entered into Poland, and let's not forget Jews started the war in 1933 with an economic blockade against German goods.  Then Hitler went along with Zion's Havarra plan and transported Jews to Palestein... helping gestate today's middle east problems.Then move forward in History and look at America's compromised presidents.  JFK murdered, LBJ was a Shabbos Goy.  Nixon on the way to China wondered if there were any non-jews on the plane besides him. Bill Clinton is Shabbos Goy personified. Both Bush's were illuminists and fully on-board with one world government.  Obama was too stupid to even know he was being maneuvered. Today, U.S. government is infiltrated with dual shitizens.  Our dual shitizen friends adjusted the law (to allow dual citizens in government (in the 60's so they could infiltrate legally.)   The book " Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," by Harvard professor, Stephen Walt, and University of Chicago professor, John Mearsheimer details much of this, don't take my word for it.Trumptards simply WANT the world to be honest and not parasitized.  The Orange King might be compromised too, after all he did his business in Jew York and had to swim with the sharks.  Joe Kennedy swam with the sharks in Chicago, and was fully up on the Jewish mob that runs that city.  End result:  Kennedy family murdered on Cabala dates.  So, these Jews are real bad.... they are a nightmare.  Now American's should fully understand how the Germans felt after the hyperinflation, and then found out that much of their country had been bought out.  It's no fun being a host to a parasite. I'm not much for private armies, but a secret spy force might be necessary given the level of parasitism in the U.S.http://theweek.com/speedreads/741481/erik-prince-oliver-north-are-tryin… 

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redmudhooch WTFRLY Thu, 12/07/2017 - 20:45 Permalink

HAHA! The rats will false flag attack themselves soon and blame it on the Muslims.Israeli on Israeli violence, its a way of life for them.Too bad the Israelis will be the dhimmis sooner than they think.Keep importing the Muslims to America and Europe you fools, that will only speed up your inevitable demise.The writing is on the wall, in big ass bold letters. I warned you all years ago to stop with the bullshit.You did not listen. Keep it up with your grade school insults, it only strengthens our resolve.You're not as smart as you think you are, you have no clue whats coming, Americans are united, American goyim are waking up.Your puppet Trump can't stop it.

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TrajanOptimus shitshitshit Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:05 Permalink

The only way the Joos will lose is if the US goes down with them. They own the US lock, stock, and barrel.Those sand niggers had their chance at peace, they never wanted a two state solution. Now they say there will never be a chance at one? Give me a fucking break.Muslims are the scum of the earth. The only difference between them and sub-Saharan Africans is they have money. They are still just as barbaric. 

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Tallest Skil TrajanOptimus Thu, 12/07/2017 - 08:26 Permalink

>>the joosPLEASE TAKE NOTE: The only people who use this phrase are jewish paid shills. Hating mussulmen does not imply loving jews. You can–and should–hate both. Islam is the sword of jewry.REMINDER THAT ISRAEL CREATED HAMAS1967-2001: Israel Provides Support to Militant Islamic Groups in the West Bank and Gaza Following the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel takes over the administration of the West Bank and Gaza. Whereas Egyptian President Gamal Abddul Nasser had been tough on Islamist militants (see 1954-1970), Israel is much more permissive. One of their first actions is to release Sheikh Ahmed Yassin from prison. Yassin, a charismatic radical Islamist and the future founder of Hamas had been jailed in 1965 during one of Nasser’s crackdowns. [DREYFUSS, 2005, PP. 195] David Shipler, a former New York Times reporter, later recounts that he was told by the military governor of the Gaza Strip, Brigadier General Yitzhak Segev, that the Israeli government had financed the Islamic movement to couteract the PLO and the communists. According to Martha Kessler, a senior analyst for the CIA, “we saw Israel cultivate Islam as a counterweight to Palestinian nationalism.” In the 1970s, Yassin is able to form some Islamic organizations (see 1973-1978). In the 1980s, he forms Hamas as the military arm of his organizations (see 1987). [DREYFUSS, 2005, PP. 195, 197, 198] Dreyfuss book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805076522/  1987: Hamas Forms with the Support of Israeli Intelligence Sheikh Ahmed Yassin forms Hamas as the military arm of his Islamic Association, which had been licensed by Israel ten years earlier (see 1973-1978). According to Charles Freeman, a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, “Israel started Hamas. It was a project of Shin Bet, which had a feeling that they could use it to hem in the PLO.” [COUNTERPUNCH, 1/18/2003; DREYFUSS, 2005, PP. 191, 208] Anthony Cordesman, a Middle East analyst for the Center for Strategic Studies, states that Israel “aided Hamas directly—the Israelis wanted to use it as a counterbalance to the PLO.” A former senior CIA official speaking to UPI describes Israel’s support for Hamas as “a direct attempt to divide and dilute support for a strong, secular PLO by using a competing religious alternative.” Further, according to an unnamed US government official, “the thinking on the part of some of the right-wing Israeli establishment was that Hamas and the other groups, if they gained control, would refuse to have anything to do with the peace process and would torpedo any agreements put in place.” Larry Johnson, a counterterrorism official at the State Department, states: “The Israelis are their own worst enemies when it comes to fighting terrorism. They are like a guy who sets fire to his hair and then tries to put it out by hitting it with a hammer. They do more to incite and sustain terrorism than curb it.” [UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, 2/24/2001 SOURCES: LARRY C. JOHNSON, UNNAMED FORMER CIA OFFICIAL] https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2002/06/08/1320881.php   https://web.archive.org/web/20110629151739/http://www.counterpunch.org/hanania01182003.html 

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MasterControl pc_babe Thu, 12/07/2017 - 09:19 Permalink

“There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people, Palestine is an integral part of Syria. Therefore it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true representatives of the Palestinian people.” – Syrian dictator Hafez Assad to the PLO leader Yassir Arafat

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