NBC correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin has made a point to refer to the Palestinian protests that broke out in the Gaza Strip and West Bank following President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as “peaceful.”
Palestinian leaders called for “three days of rage” this week to protest Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to make preparations to move the U.S. embassy in Israel there.
“We call on all our people in Israel and around the world to gather in city centers and Israeli embassies and consulates, with the aim of bringing about general popular anger,” the Palestinian “national and Islamic forces” said in a statement.
Protests subsequently broke out in the Palestinian territories, leading to violent clashes with Israel authorities.
Reporting from the West Bank, Mohyeldin said at least four different times on MSNBC on Thursday that the protests started out as “peaceful” before escalating. Mohyeldin was accompanied on screen by images of flares, fires, and people fleeing the vicinity as he was reporting.
In one clip, Mohyeldin was wearing full-body police armor, including a hazard helmet and bullet-proof vest.
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Source:: Washington Free Beacon