Palestinians rallied in the Gaza Strip Monday protesting statements by French Premier Jean Castex declaring Jerusalem as “the eternal capital of the Jewish people.”
Castex spoke Friday during a gala dinner hosted by the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions.
Palestinian protesters in response waved a banner reading, “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine,” during Monday’s rally in the western city of Khan Younis.
Jerusalem is at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Palestinians are hopeful that occupied East Jerusalem may eventually become the capital of a future Palestinian state.