Hamas has called for a new ‘intifada’ against Israel. Here’s what that means. - News Summed Up

Hamas has called for a new ‘intifada’ against Israel. Here’s what that means.


Protesters in Peshawar, Pakistan on Dec. 7 condemned President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The uprisings are known as the first intifada and the second intifada, and both proved destructive to the Palestinian economy. “If Hamas attacks Israel with missiles, Israel will respond with heavy air raids and significant humanitarian costs, and the old lose-lose story will repeat itself,” said Kinninmont. “Whether or not the violence escalates mostly depends on how Israel will respond to the protests against Trump's pronouncement. Read more:Why a new Palestinian intifada could be nonviolent: because that’s what Hamas wantsIn Jerusalem, Trump’s speech sparks scenes of joy, outrage


Source: Washington Post December 07, 2017 15:22 UTC


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