Nazareth Cancels Christmas Following Donald Trump’s Decision

Nazareth, an Israeli Arab city has cancelled Christmas celebrations in protest at the United States President, Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Recall that the US president had last week reversed the US policy which has been described as a move aimed at jeopardising peace in the Middle East. Trump had last week recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as against the standing US policy.

In reaction to the latest development, Nazareth, the largest Arab town in Israel filled with 76,000 Muslims and Christians called off Christmas celebrations.

Speaking on the latest development, the city’s spokesman, Salem Sharara said: “We have decided to cancel the traditional Christmas singing and dancing because we are in a time of dispute, because of what Trump has said about Jerusalem.”

Ismail Haniya said: ”We demand the Islamic world make every Friday a day of anger and revolution in every capital and city until we bring down Trump’s decision.

“We ask churches, the Pope and our Christian brothers to devote their Sunday prayers to Jerusalem.”

However, 12 rockets or mortars have been recorded since the latest decision by the US president.

The Jewish state’s army in response has also hit at least 10 targets in Gaza, mostly Hamas bases.

Speaking on the development, the Palestinians’ chief representative to Britain, Manuel Hassassian, said: “He is declaring war in the Middle East, he is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims (and) hundreds of millions of Christians that are not going to accept the holy shrines to be totally under the hegemony of Israel.”

He further added: “We demand the Islamic world make every Friday a day of anger and revolution in every capital and city until we bring down Trump’s decision.

“We ask churches, the Pope and our Christian brothers to devote their Sunday prayers to Jerusalem.”