Radical Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam has threatened to lay siege to the US Embassy in Dhaka, protesting against Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Hefazat’s Dhaka Metropolitan unit President Noor Hossain Qasimi announced on Friday that the siege would take place on December 13.
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Hefazat also organized a brief rally following the Jumma prayers, protesting US decision to back Israel on the issue.
President Donald Trump on December 6 recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.
This article was first published on Bangla Tribune