Royal Jordanian pilot Captain Yousef Al-Hamlan Dajeh protested U.S. President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration by referring to the city as "the capital of the Palestinian state" while speaking to the passengers. His comments were recorded and posted online, where the video went viral, and as a result Captain Dajeh became a national celebrity. While in New York City, he gave an interview over the phone from a place "beside" Trump Tower, in which he addressed the U.S. president in English, saying that Jerusalem was not his to give and that if he wanted to give anything to the Jews he could give them part of America. "Hands off, please, from our territory," he said. Upon his return to Amman, he received a hero's welcome, in which he talked about Jihad and martyrdom, and the following day, during a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy, he added: "Every mother, father, and teacher should raise a new generation that will liberate Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea. We shall not forget Acco or Jaffa."
Narrator: "He has voiced the truth."
Yousef Al-Hamlan Dajeh: "We will be flying over the Palestinian lands, over Palestine. Then we will fly north of Jerusalem, the capital of the Palestinian state."
Narrator: "With these words, Captain Yousef Al-Hamlan Dajeh, the pilot, addressed the passengers aboard his U.S.-bound plane."
Yousef Al-Hamlan Dajeh: "The Jihad-fighting Palestinian people defend the Islamic nation. Several million people in Palestine are waging Jihad on behalf of the entire nation – not just the Arab nation, but the Islamic nation as well.
"Let me say a couple of words in English to the U.S. president."
Host: "Of course, go ahead."
Yousef Al-Hamlan Dajeh: "I'd like to say something to the President of the United States, Mr. Trump. My name is Yousef Al-Hamlan Dajeh. I'm from Jordan. I belong to Jordan, to Palestine, and to all the Arab countries. I am right here in New York beside your tower. What you have said is arrogant. What you gave to Israel – you said 'Israel,' but I don’t believe in Israel myself... It's not right. It's not yours to give. If you want to give something to them, give it from your country, give it from America. This belongs to the Palestinians, it belongs to the Arabs, belongs to the Hashemites, it belongs to King Abdullah, it belongs to us. It is not yours to give. Hands off please from our territory.
"It is Jerusalem that is fighting, and every person should fight for the sake of Jerusalem.
"We should sacrifice all that is dear to us for the sake of Palestine. We are [willing to be] martyred for the sake of Palestine.
"Every mother, father, and teacher should raise a new generation that will liberate Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea. We will not forget Acco or Jaffa."