The leader of Hamas has called for a new uprising against Israel after US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“We should call for and we should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy,” Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech from Gaza on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the militant organisation previously said on Wednesday night that Mr Trump had “opened the gates of hell” by taking the unprecedented step of calling the contested city Israeli. 

Hamas has called for a “day of rage” across the Palestinian Territories on Friday. Protests and strikes are expected. 

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