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Hundred of thousands of Muslims participate in Action to Defend Palestine 115 at National Monument (Monas) area, Central Jakarta, on Friday (May 11).

Hundred of thousands of Muslims participate in Action to Defend Palestine 115 at National Monument (Monas) area, Central Jakarta, on Friday (May 11).

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115 rally participants voice their solidarity towards Palestine.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Palestinian Ambassador to Indonesia Zuhair Saleh Muhammad Al-Shun has lauded "115 rally" in Jakarta on Friday. At least hundreds of thousands of people staged a peace rally at the National Monument in Jakarta on Friday to demonstrate their solidarity towards Palestine and voice their protest against the plan to transfer the Israeli capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The ambassador emphasized that Jerusalem is the future capital of Palestine.

"We are pleased that the Indonesian people consistently continue to support the Palestinians in their fight for independence," he remarked here on Friday.

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel does not change the Palestinians' right to the status of the holy land. "Jerusalem cannot be separated from the Palestinian people," he emphasized.

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Hundred of thousands of Muslims participate in Action to Defend Palestine 115 at National Monument (Monas) area, Central Jakarta, on Friday (May 11).

The rally began with a Dawn Prayer at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta and followed by zikr and shalawat and walking from Istiqlal to the National Monument as well as reading Al Qur'an, speeches from some clerics, and joint statements.

The rally ended by holding the Friday Prayer in congregation at the National Monument.

Also read: 115 rally demand United Nations to be stern against Trump

Some 35 thousand joint personnel of the Indonesian Military and Police were on guard to secure the rally.

"The number of people (at the rally) reached hundreds of thousands," Head of Public Relations of the Metro Jaya Police of Jakarta Commissioner Argo Yuwono stated on Thursday.

On December 6, 2017, President Trump had announced the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and recognized it as the capital of Israel.

The inauguration of the relocated US Embassy will take place on May 14, 2018.

The plan of the US government is drawing criticism from several countries, including Indonesia. The United Nations General Assembly Resolution has condemned President Trump's decision.

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