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Trump has no right, say angry East Jerusalem residents

People in East Jerusalem have been giving their reaction to news that the US President has officially recognised Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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Trump has no right, say angry East Jerusalem residents

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In the old city in East Jerusalem people have been giving their reaction to the news that President Trump has recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Irsael.

The view expressed is one of disbelief.

It is in Jerusalem's eastern sector that Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state. 

One man said: "Palestinians and mostly the people of Jerusalem refuse to recognise the American President's decision that this city is the capital of Israel. 

"He has no right, it's totally unacceptable."

For many here, it is too early to assess the full implications of Trump's decision.

Another man said: "Jerusalem is very problematic. It’s important for the Jews, it's important for the Christians, it's important for the Palestinians and the Muslims. 

"Therefore it's very hard (for this) to just come out of the blue from somebody from outside, from the US, to make a decision about recognising it as a capital of Israel. 

"It's not his position and it's not his statement to make."