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After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy

 
 

Over a thousand Malaysian Muslims marched to the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on December 8 to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia is extremely concerned about the decision. Malaysia has reaffirmed that the the issue of Jerusalem is at the core of the Palestinian cause and requests that all member states of the United Nations not recognize any illegitimate changes to the pre-1967 borders.

To the protesters, recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ignores the reality on the ground, endorses Israel’s repressive policies, violates Palestinian human right and contravenes international law. For these reasons, Malaysia joined the chorus of states urging the United States to reconsider its decision.

Samsul Said is a Malaysian freelance photojournalist.

After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Malaysian Mulsims march to the U.S. embassy during a protest against recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. All photos were taken outside the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur on December 8, 2017.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Protesters hold signs denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Protesters burn Donald Trump's photo.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Malaysian riot police stand guard front of the U.S. embassy during the protest.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
A woman holds a sign during the protest.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Women hold signs during the protest.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Malaysians listen to a speech from their leader during the protest.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Malaysian riot police stand guard front of the U.S. embassy during the protest.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
An effigy is seen on the ground before protesters set it ablaze.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Protesters burn an effigy outside the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
After Trump's Jerusalem Announcement, Malaysians March on US Embassy
Malaysians listen to a speech from their leader during the protest.
Image Credit: Samsul Said
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