Muslim protesters take to the streets worldwide to demonstrate against America's Jerusalem decision

Clashes erupted across the West Bank.
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Muslims around the world took to the streets after midday prayers on Friday to protest President Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. America's decision is highly controversial because Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as their future capital, and the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem comes across as taking Israel's side in the conflict and ruining the possibility of a two-state solution.

Protests were as widespread as Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, and Indonesia, although the heart of the demonstrations took place across the West Bank. "In several cities and towns, angry protesters hurled stones at Israeli troops who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets," The Associated Press reports. "Smoke rose over Bethlehem."

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