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EXCLUSIVE: Following Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement, Group In Al-Salt, Jordan Warns Americans Not To Enter The Town
Amid protests against U.S. President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. recognizes of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a group in Al-Salt, Jordan posted, on Facebook, a message to the U.S. Embassy in Amman warning Americans not to enter the town. The post was later removed.
Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) Condemns Trump’s Statement On Jerusalem, Encourages Muslims To Restore It By Force
On December 8, 2017, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), a major jihadi group fighting in Syria that dissociated itself from Al-Qaeda in July 2016, released a statement condemning U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition, on December 6, of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The statement, which was posted on the group’s Telegram channels, calls on Muslim nations to understand that “what has been taken by force, will only be restored by force.”
Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen Calls On All Muslims To Wage Jihad Following Trump Jerusalem Announcement
On December 9, 2017, the general command of the Somali Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabab al-Mujahideen issued a communique titled “The Meeting Place is Beit Al-Maqdis [Jerusalem]: Statement from the General Command Regarding the U.S. Administration Declaration Announcing its Recognition of Al-Quds [Jerusalem] as the Capital of the Jewish Invasion [sic].” (by memri.org)

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