“Dozens of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s capital, Sarajevo, to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Around 100 protesters took part in the rally on December 17 organized by members of the Palestinian diaspora in Bosnia and other groups, carrying signs in English criticizing Trump and Israel, and calling Jerusalem the capital of Palestine.

Many of the demonstrators originally came to Bosnia when it was part of the former Yugoslavia and remained after putting down roots in the Balkan country.

Trump announced earlier this month that Washington would recognize Jerusalem — whose status as capital is also claimed by Palestinians — as Israel’s capital and that the U.S. Embassy would move to the ancient city from Tel Aviv in a few years.

The controversial move sparked strong condemnation from many world leaders and led to protests in several places around the world.” (RFERL)