10Ks Indonesians have rallied outside the US Embassy in Jakarta in support of Palestinians and denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The protesters are carrying banners reading US Embassy, Gets Out from Al Quds, ”Free Jerusalem and Palestinians” and We are with the Palestinians.” Al-Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem.
Today’s protest, organized by the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party, was the second since Trump’s decision on Thursday.
President Joko Jokowi Widodo has strongly condemned Trump’s move, which he described as a violation of UN resolutions.
Indonesia, as the world’s most populous Muslim nation, has long been a strong supporter of Palestinians and has no diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.