After US President Donald Trump announced that the US recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, thousands reacted via social media.
US President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy on Wednesday and recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Trump has further stated that his administration would begin a process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step that his predecessors had avoided in order not to inflame tensions.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the biggest obstacles to reaching a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
After Trump's announcement, millions reacted via social media while many also protested the decision around the world.
Cairo , Egypt - 6 December 2017 : Egyptians protest in front of journalist's syndicate in protest of Trump's decision to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem— Ahmed Salama (@AhmedSalama) December 6, 2017
Photo by . Mohamed El Raai#القدس_عاصمه_فلسطين_الابديه pic.twitter.com/erdicbCKj5
Protest sit-in in the #German capital Berlin, protesting against the Trump's resolutions on #Jerusalem#Palestine #HandsOffJerusalem #HandsOffAlQuds #JerusalemThePalestinianCapital pic.twitter.com/b5wjyZN9Am— Noor Al-kilani (@no20ke2) December 6, 2017
Majority said they will continue to support the "Palestinian struggle" for freedom from "illegal Israeli occupation."
There were also those who supported Trump's decision.
Today is a day of biblical proportions. The only superpower nation on earth officially recognized the fact that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel 🇮🇱. Another step in the direction of the rebuilding of the Temple and the complete redemption! 🇮🇱❤️🇺🇸❤️🇮🇱❤️🇺🇸❤️🇮🇱❤️🇺🇸 Here's a photo I took at Jerusalem day celebrations earlier this year. ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ ✨ #Israel #USA #Jerusalem #historyinthemaking #bible #torah #Prophecy