Protesting Trump, Jericho shop denies entry to ‘dogs and Americans’

Palestinian school children on their way back from school in the West Bank village of Ouja, near Jericho, November 14, 2013. (Meital Cohen/FLASH90)

A Palestinian storeowner in Jericho hung a “dogs and Americans are not allowed to enter” sign outside his establishment in protest of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week.

In an interview with Channel 10, the owner of the household goods shop in the Aqbat Jaber refugee camp in the Jordan Valley railed against the US president’s decision.

“He has no right to make such a decision. Al-Quds [Jerusalem] is the capital of Palestine,” he said.

The store owner told Channel 10 the decision was not motivated by racist motives.

“It is the American people who chose Trump and therefore for me they are in the same category and will suffer in the wake of this decision,” he added.

Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, condemned the sign in an Arabic Facebook post on Thursday evening.

“We are shocked. First as people and secondly as Jews who remember that similar signs were hung addressing our people at shops in Nazi Germany in the 1930s,” Mordechai wrote. “Do you not understand the severity? This is further proof of the Palestinian incitement that is reminiscent of dark days.”

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Source: The Israeli Times/News Now

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.