TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Movement Spokesman Davoud Shahab called on the Islamic Ummah (community) to support the new intifada that has been ignited by the US decision to recognize Jerusalem (al-Quds) as capital of Israel.

“This decision unmasked the true face of the US and entangled its allies in the region in a difficult situation; this decision has widespread consequences,” Shahab told the Press Shia Agency news agency.

The official urged Muslims to get united against the US President Donald Trump's move, and said that “The resistance groups, active in this intifada… should be supported.”

He described the ongoing developments as a sign of failure of the political solutions to the issue of Palestine.

Shahab referred to 10-point initiative proposed by Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ramadan Abdullah in October 2016, noting that the initiative has now become a national demand.

The 10-point initiative proposed by PIJ leader calls for cancellation of Oslo accord, revoking recognition of Israel and stopping security coordination with Zionist regime.

The comments by Shahab came against a backdrop of protests across the Palestinian territories following Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the new capital of Israel.

Israel has occupied East Quds since the 1967 Middle East war. It annexed the area in 1980 and sees it as its exclusive domain. Under international law, the area is considered to be occupied territory.