Earlier, the leader of the radical Islamic movement Hamas Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians for a new intifada. Haniyeh said that the recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital means "a Declaration of war against the Palestinians". Thursday morning in the Palestinian territories declared a General strike.

In response to prizc to the intifada, hundreds of Palestinians on the West Bank of the Jordan river and on the administrative border of the Gaza strip with Israel clashed with Israeli soldiers who used tear gas and used water cannons. It is reported that protesters threw stones and burned tires in the streets. Because of fears of a further escalation of the conflict the Israeli army has increased its presence on the West Bank of the Jordan river.

The UNSC meeting is scheduled for Friday

On Friday, December 8, scheduled an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened on 6 December an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic cooperation in Istanbul. Erdogan has accused trump that in its decision the President of the United States "fuels the fire in the region".

According to the results of the six day war in 1967 Israel gained control over East Jerusalem and declared the United city its capital. This decision was not recognized by the UN Security Council, which for almost 50 years called on Israel to regain sovereignty over East Jerusalem to the Palestinians, who consider it the capital of their future state.