The head of Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has urged Muslims around the world to make "every Friday a day of anger and revolution in every capital and city" until President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is reversed.
"We demand the Islamic world make every Friday a day of anger and revolution in every capital and city until we bring down Trump's decision," Ismail Haniya told tens of thousands gathered in Hamas-run Gaza on Thursday, the MailOnline reports.
"We will knock down Trump's decision. No superpower is capable of offering Jerusalem to Israel, there is no Israel that it should have a capital named Jerusalem. Our souls, our blood, our sons and our homes are a sacrifice for Jerusalem," he added, according to Reuters. "We will bring down Trump's decision once and for all."
"We are marching towards Jerusalem, sacrificing millions of martyrs along the way," he said, as the crowd repeated his chants.
On December 6, Trump announced that he would move the United States embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel's capital. While the move was applauded by Israel and faith groups across the U.S., the announcement sparked protests in Palestinian territories as well as across the Arab world.
At least 12 rockets have been fired from Gaza towards Israel following Trump's announcement, according to Reuters, and in response, the Jewish state's army has hit at least 10 targets in Gaza, mostly Hamas bases.
Formed in 1987, Hamas - which is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States and others - has long sought the annihilation of Israel. During the 11 years in which Hamas ran the Gaza Strip, there have been three wars with Israel, in which thousands have been killed.
Meanwhile, in Istanbul, a summit of more than 50 Muslim countries also condemned Trump's move and urged the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
In reaction to the declaration by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that "all these statements fail to impress us".
"The truth will win in the end and many countries will certainly recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and also move their embassies," he said.
"Not only is it the capital of Israel but in Jerusalem, we uphold freedom of worship for all faiths and it is we who are making this promise in the Middle East even though no one else does."
"The Palestinians would do well to recognize reality and work toward peace, not extremism, and acknowledge an additional fact regarding Jerusalem," he said.
Recently, evangelist Anne Graham-Lotz prayed for the peace of Jerusalem and encouraged Christians around the world to pray that the "ancient prince of the Persian kingdom and every other demonic force vowing to come against Your City be bound and rendered powerless in the face of the hosts of heaven" and that more threats would not materialize.
"We ask that You use President Trump's decision to encourage Israel's leaders and her citizens while putting her enemies on notice that America has her back," she prayed. "We ask that You bless President Trump. Thank You for his courage. His boldness. His leadership in the world. Make his enemies, both here and abroad, to be at peace with him."