BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:55 A.M.) – At least one person was detained by Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem on Saturday, as unrest continued over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Footage from the scene shows Israeli forces rushing down a street, before apprehending a man and pinning him to the ground. During the arrest, the Israeli forces are also shown shoving away journalists and throwing stun grenades at them in order to disperse them.
Last Wednesday, Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a live televised address from Washington DC.
The decision sparked immediate outrage and from across the world. The status of the Holy City is seen as a key issue in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.