Hashtags are rife; whether you look up #FreePalestine and #SaveAlQuds or the Arabic #القدس_عاصمه_فلسطين_الابديه you will see how scores of users on the popular social platform Twitter are taking sides with the Palestinian people and against a possible decision by US President Donald Trump to relocate America’s diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
From listing the name of countries that have warned Trump against the decision to posting pre-1947 maps that name Jerusalem al-Quds as Palestine’s capital and to open warnings of another Intifada popular movement against the Israeli occupation, Twitter users are not holding back. They are out on a mission to prove that Palestine is not alone. Join the Twitter storm at 21:00 Palestine time (1900 GMT).
Mona Kandil, Press TV’s correspondent in Ramallah, says Palestinians are preparing to hold three days of protests in reaction to Trump’s decision.
Government offices and schools in Palestine would be closed on Thursday as they planned to partake in the demonstrations, she added. According to Kandil, Palestinian youth are expected to rush towards Israeli checkpoints and confront Israeli soldiers there in case Trump ordered the embassy to be relocated.