Iraq militia threatens USA forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh speaking in Gaza Dec. 7 2017

Not only Iraq is protesting this decision of trump.

Ben Shapiro said President Donald Trump's plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is an act of "political bravery" and "moral courage".

There are more than 5,000 USA troops in Iraq, part of an global coalition providing air and ground support in Iraqi forces' fight against Islamic State militants.

The State Department issued a "Worldwide Caution" as President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE announced the USA would begin recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a statement, Al-Abadi warned on the repercussions this measure will have on the stability in the region and the world.

Al-Abadi called on the US government to reverse that decision, because it can lead to an escalation of extremism and atmosphere conducive to terrorism around the world. Though made up of Iraqis, it is loyal to Iran and is helping Tehran create a supply route through Iraq to Damascus.

The militia, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, is composed of some 10,000 Iraqi fighters under an umbrella of Iran-backed Shi'ite militias.

Trump's defiant move - fulfilling a pledge made during his 2016 presidential campaign - ends seven decades of United States ambiguity on the status of the Holy City, which is vociferously claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.

While it's unclear what the long-term effects will be, Bethlehem saw violent protests that included Palestinians throwing rocks at Israeli troops shortly after Trump's announcement, the Daily Mail reported.

Israel seized the largely Arab eastern sector of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it, claiming both sides of the city as its capital.

Jerusalem remains at the core of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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