A video of a Royal Jordanian pilot, Captain Yousef Al Dajeh, hitting back at Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while on a flight from Amman to New York, is going viral on social media. 

In the footage, the pilot is heard saying: 

“We will be heading towards Palestine now, and will then fly north from Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine, to John F. Kennedy International Airport."

According to Roya news, Al Dajeh made the announcement earlier this week, as his flight entered Palestinian airspace. 

The footage comes just over a week after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and at a time when millions continue to denounce the decision, including world leaders

As the now-viral video continues to make the rounds online, thousands are hailing Al Dajeh for his move. 

People loved it

All respect to this captain... "for emphasizing the truth and reality"

"Today I'm extra proud to be Royal Jordanian's brand ambassador"

Many hailed the pilot as an "absolute legend"

"Afkham insan bil 3alam"

"This is the best person in the world." 

Can we get a round of applause for Dajeh?

Bravo indeed...

"Royal Jordanian's pilot resists in his own way"

"Under the sky and over the land, a free person is always free. Royal Jordanian's pilot resists in his own way."

Watch the now-viral video below: