Tunisian Labor Union boycotts US ships protesting Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Palestine

Published: 2017-12-11 17:16

Last Updated: 2017-12-11 19:55


Protests in Tunisia over Trump's Jerusalem decision. (The Palestinian Information Center)
Protests in Tunisia over Trump's Jerusalem decision. (The Palestinian Information Center)
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The Tunisian Labor Union announced they will boycott US ships docking at Sfax's seaport in the southern region, following Trump’s Jerusalem decision on Sunday, according to Palestinian Information Center.

The Regional Executive Office of Tunisia’s Trade Unions decided to boycott all American ships arrive at the commercial harbor, the spokesman of the Popular Conference for the Palestinians Abroad, Ziad al-Aloul said.

Workers at the seaport will not empty the shipments boats which are tied up at Sfax seaport after they had set to sail from the US as part of the boycott.

Also, massive rallies swept Tunisia with the thousands of Tunisian protested over Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Labor Union described earlier Trump’s decision as declaration of war, and they called for massive protests in the country.

Tunisia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that Trump’s move is “seriously threatens to undermine the foundations of the (Israeli-Palestinian) peace process.”

Also, Tunisia and Morocco's governments summoned US ambassadors in their countries to express their anger over the announcement, after Iraq took this step earlier on last Thursday.