Opinions differ on the UN resolution against new Israeli settlements in the Palestinian occupied territories. Palestinians feel it is an important step toward ending illegal settlements, but the Israeli government and the settlers are not amused.
Demonstrators at the US embassy in Beirut were met with tear gas as they protested US President Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Rallies also took place elsewhere around the globe.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that the US will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite opposition from a number of world leaders. The US embassy is to relocate from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
A summit of Islamic nations has issued a unified response to counter the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The draft declaration has also called on the US to withdraw from the Middle East peace process.
At least two members of the Islamist group Hamas have been killed in airstrikes targeting military facilities. Israeli Defense Forces said it responded to rocket fire coming from the Gaza Strip during the "day of rage."
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