After US President Donald Trump announced that the US recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, thousands reacted via social media.

Palestinians sit in a cafe in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 6, 2017, as TV screens show US President Donald Trump giving a speech in which he announced the recognition of the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Palestinians sit in a cafe in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 6, 2017, as TV screens show US President Donald Trump giving a speech in which he announced the recognition of the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. ( AFP )

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.

Majority said they will continue to support the "Palestinian struggle" for freedom from "illegal Israeli occupation."

We will continue to support the Palestinian struggle for freedom from illegal Israeli occupation. Palestine, with...

Posted by Asif Luqman Qazi on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I know that changing profile pictures won’t free #Palestine , but for me and a lot of us who aren’t in Palestine, this...

Posted by Masa Tuqan on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#palestine will always exist and its #capital is #Jerusalem Cuz I know the near east very well... I say Jerusalem will never be a Jewish capital of Israel ... But a capital of the sacred land #Palestine

Posted by Majdi Saadieh on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#America and #Israel must know that #Jerusalem will remain the capital of #Palestine no matter how you make decisions,...

Posted by Marwan Abo Sila on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

There were also those who supported Trump's decision.

I stand with Israel 🇮🇱. I can’t wait to visit this place in two months!

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