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'Jerusalem is Palestine': Scottish football club joins global protests

Celtic football fans have always been supporters of Palestine [AFP]

Date of publication: 14 December, 2017

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Photos of Celtic FC fans holding up two banners went viral on social media – both had very simple messages. One said "Jerusalem is Palestine" and the other "f*** Trump"
After US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the world stood nothing short of standing with Palestine.

The Palestinian solidarity movement sprung up in condemnation of Trump's decision and reminded the world that Jerusalem is indeed, Palestinian.

One football team was especially vocal about this. The Scottish Celtic team, which has already been fined for its fans' continuous vocal solidarity with Palestine and refused to back down in support for Jerusalem.  

During a match held at Edinburgh's Easter Road stadium over the weekend, Celtic fans raised Palestinian flags as well as huge banners lambasting Trump's controversial decision.

Photos of fans holding up two banners went viral on social media – both had very simple messages. One said "Jerusalem is Palestine" and the other "f*** Trump":

Many remembered the team has already been fined nearly $12,000 because of their support for Palestine, but still refuse to be silenced:

This act was not only an act of solidarity for Palestine, but a reminder to Trump that the world is against his decision:

Palestinians were undoubtedly touched by this gesture:


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