Thousands of demonstrators across the Muslim world took to the streets in solidarity with the Palestinians, and expressed outrage at US President's recognition of the Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israeli border policemen detain a Palestinian man at Damascus Gate after Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City.
Israeli border policemen detain a Palestinian man at Damascus Gate after Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City. (Reuters)

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Muslim and Arab countries across the world on Friday to protest against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a show of solidarity with the Palestinians.

Demonstrators at the protests which followed the weekly prayers in mosques vented their anger at the unilateral decision which has sparked widespread international criticism.

In the Palestinian territories, at least one Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli troops.

Trump's announcement on Wednesday prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash, including warnings from Turkey, the European Union and Russia over the risks of fresh violence in the Middle East.

Worshippers hold Palestinian flags after Friday prayers in the compound known to Muslims as Haram al Sharif or Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City.
Worshippers hold Palestinian flags after Friday prayers in the compound known to Muslims as Haram al Sharif or Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. (Reuters)
Israeli border policemen and a Palestinian youth scuffle after Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City.
Israeli border policemen and a Palestinian youth scuffle after Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City. (Reuters)

"Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine," chanted crowds in Jordan, one of only two Arab states to have made peace with Israel, where an estimated 20,000 people poured into the streets of Amman and other cities.

Israeli forces detain a Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City.
Israeli forces detain a Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City. (AFP)
The protests grew after Friday prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound.
The protests grew after Friday prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound. (AA)
A Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
A Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. (Reuters)
Police surround protesters in front of Al Azhar mosque during an anti-Trump anti-Israel protest at Al Azhar mosque in Old Cairo, Egypt. December 8, 2017.
Police surround protesters in front of Al Azhar mosque during an anti-Trump anti-Israel protest at Al Azhar mosque in Old Cairo, Egypt. December 8, 2017. (Reuters)

They carried banners reading "Go to Hell!," directed at Israel and the United States, and set ablaze the two countries' flags.

Hundreds of demonstrators, circled by anti-riot police, also gathered outside Al Azhar mosque in the capital of Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with the Jewish state.

"We will sacrifice our soul, our blood for you, Al Aqsa," they pledged, referring to the mosque compound in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem, that is the third-holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

Malaysian Muslims hold placards during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, outside the US embassy in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. December 8, 2017.
Malaysian Muslims hold placards during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, outside the US embassy in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. December 8, 2017. (AFP)
Indonesian Muslims stage a protest outside the US ambassador's office in Jakarta. December, 8, 2017.
Indonesian Muslims stage a protest outside the US ambassador's office in Jakarta. December, 8, 2017. (AA)
Protesters shout anti-US and Israeli slogans during a protest in Lahore, Pakistan. December, 8, 2017.
Protesters shout anti-US and Israeli slogans during a protest in Lahore, Pakistan. December, 8, 2017. (AFP)

Thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians demonstrated in Lebanon and its refugee camps, while similar joint protests were staged in Syria despite the country's brutal war.

In another war-torn country, thousands of Yemeni rebel supporters rallied in Sanaa under the banner "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine."

"This case belongs to all Muslims and no one has the right to sell it out," Mohammed Ali al Houthi, a Houthi rebel leader, shouted to the crowd.

"Jerusalem is ours and Jerusalem belongs to the Arabs," hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators chanted in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, where Israeli and American flags were also torched.

Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans against the US and Israel as they carry an effigy of the US President Donald Trump during a protest in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir. December 8, 2017
Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans against the US and Israel as they carry an effigy of the US President Donald Trump during a protest in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir. December 8, 2017 (AFP)

Thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters marched after prayers at the Ottoman Fatih mosque in the centre of Istanbul.

Demonstrators wave Palestinian flags during a protest in Istanbul, Turkey. December 8, 2017.
Demonstrators wave Palestinian flags during a protest in Istanbul, Turkey. December 8, 2017. (Reuters)
A pro-Palestinian protester holds a burning flare during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey. December 8, 2017.
A pro-Palestinian protester holds a burning flare during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey. December 8, 2017. (AFP)

In Asia, thousands of protesters demonstrated outside the US embassy in Malaysia, condemning Trump's decision as a "slap in the face" for Muslims worldwide. They carried banners that read: "Hands off Jerusalem" and "Down USA President Trump."

In neighbouring Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, several hundred people demonstrated outside the US embassy in Jakarta, unfurling a large Palestinian flag.

In Afghanistan, more than 1,000 protesters hit the streets after Friday prayers in Kabul.

They burnt effigies of Trump as well as American and Israeli flags. A few dozen tried to reach the heavily-barricaded US embassy, but were pushed back by local security forces.

Protesters chant slogans during a protest against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Amman. December 8, 2017.
Protesters chant slogans during a protest against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Amman. December 8, 2017. (Reuters)
Iranian protesters burn a representation of the US flag in a rally after Friday prayers in Tehran. December 8, 2017.
Iranian protesters burn a representation of the US flag in a rally after Friday prayers in Tehran. December 8, 2017. (AP)

Around 2,500 demonstrators also protested in the western city of Herat.

Hundreds took to the streets across Pakistan.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies