Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, has backed calls by Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to wage a "new Intifada" against Israeli occupation following the United States' decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Since the announcement, mass demonstrations have seized the cities of Palestine, with heavily armed Israeli military launching tear gas at protesters.
"We should call for and we should work on launching an Intifada (Palestinian uprising) in the face of the Zionist enemy," Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech in Gaza.
Nasrallah gave a televised address on Thursday, saying that Hezbollah supported calls for an Intifada.
"The most important response would be a Palestinian uprising and an Islamic summit that would declare Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Palestine," Nasrallah was quoted as saying by Lebanon's Naharnet TV.
Intifada, which roughly translates from Arabic as "tremor" or "shiver," refers to mass Palestinian uprisings against settler-Zionist occupation. The period of struggle known as the "First Intifada" lasted from 1987 until 1993, and the second was between 2000 and 2005.
The U.S. embassy in Israel has released a statement anticipating backlash in response to the decision, and has restricted travel for its own officials in the region.