Protesters, police clash outside US Embassy in Beirut


Security forces suppressed the demonstrations with tear gas and water cannons, with some cases of suffocation being reported.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet United States Vice President Mike Pence later this month after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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The Islamist Prosperous Justice Party, or PKS - which organized the Jakarta rally and several others around the country - slammed Trump's decision as a declaration of "hostility to Muslims throughout the world".

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It said similar and simultaneous protests also were held Sunday in at least 10 provincial capitals and cities across Indonesia. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet United States Vice President Mike Pence later this month after U.S.

There have been more than two years of intermittent attacks in which Palestinians have killed more than 50 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-rammings. Some burned tires and threw rocks at Israeli forces, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Zeman, who has repeatedly voiced his pro-Israel stance, recalled that back in 2013 he said he "would appreciate the transfer of the Czech Embassy to Jerusalem, and had it happened, we would have been the first to do so." .

A demonstration organised by Hizbollah was planned for Monday in Beirut's southern suburbs, where the group has widespread support.

Two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were killed in clashes on Friday and another two from Israeli air strikes in retaliation for rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave.

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The status of Jerusalem is at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Trump's move was widely perceived as siding with Israel.

Lebanese security forces broke up the protest outside the U.S. Embassy after demonstrators pelted them with stones.

Before the protests broke out in Lebanon, the Arab League condemned Trump's decision as well, describing it as a "dangerous" development.

The U.S. policy change on Jerusalem puts it "on the side of occupation" and exempts it from a mediation role in the peace process, the Arab League said in a statement.

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They said Trump's move on Jerusalem was wrong, adding that such a policy will have consequences for relations between the United States and the Muslim world. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned the new U.S. stance would provoke a "new escalation in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians".