Hamas says Trump has opened ‘the gates of hell’ and calls for ‘day of rage’

Not another one. Every day is a Day of Rage for that lot. From the Independent

Hamas has said US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to move the US embassy there, “opens the gates of hell”. 

“Trump’s decision on Jerusalem will not succeed in changing the fact that Jerusalem is an Arab Muslim land,” a spokesperson for the militant group running Gaza noted. 

The group has also repeatedly called for a Palestinian “day of rage” on 8 December as well. That’s Friday. Friday is always Day of Rage with knobs on. 

The youth and the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank need to respond with all means available to the US decision that harms our Jerusalem,” the statement read. Hamas called the decision about the city – home to holy sites for Jews, Muslims, and Christians – “a red line”. 

The statement was unequivocal: “The resistance will not allow any desecration of it.” 

The spokesperson said that “this decision is foolish and time will prove a that the biggest losers [from it] are” Mr Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

The Turks meanwhile threaten Fire without end 

ANKARA (Reuters) – The Turkish government’s spokesman on Wednesday said that the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will plunge the region and the world into “a fire with no end in sight”.

“Declaring Jerusalem a capital is disregarding history and the truths in the region, it is a big injustice/cruelty, shortsightedness, foolishness/madness, it is plunging the region and the world into a fire with no end in sight,” Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Twitter.

“I call on everyone to act logically, respect the agreements they signed and behave reasonably, avoid risking world peace for domestic politics or other reasons,” he said.

I know I shouldn’t be flippant, but I’m just going to do a google search for ‘flood’ and ‘pestilence’. 

Update – Theresa May’s reaction to threat of jihadist assassination is to promise to give President Trump a good talking to the next time she phones him.