(Reuters)Jerusalem: The extremist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. "We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada (Palestinian uprising) in the face of the Zionist enemy," Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in Gaza. Israel and the US consider Hamas, which has fought three wars with Israel since 2007, a terrorist organisation. Hamas does not recognise Israel's right to exist. Fearing disruption to reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah and other Fatah delegates arrived in Gaza on Thursday to meet Hamas.

Source:   The Telegraph
December 07, 2017 20:26 UTC