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Violent clashes between Palestinians، Israeli occupation forces in West Bank

Thursday 14/December/2017 - 02:15 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Nada Moustafa
“Russia Today” satellite channel broadcasted a video features violent clashes on Thursday between Palestinian citizens and Israeli occupation forces in West Bank.

Earlier on Wednesday، US President Donald Trump recognized in a much-anticipated announcement Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump also announced that he had directed the State Department to begin preparations to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that Palestinians won’t accept any future role for the US in the peace process، due to President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital، The Times of Israel reported.

Abbas told an emergency meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul that there could be “no peace or stability” in the Middle East until Jerusalem is recognized as the capital of a Palestinian state.

Turkey is hosting the 57-member OIC in the wake of the US decision — a move widely criticized across the world but hailed by Israel. The summit is expected to forge a unified position of Arab and Muslim countries.

“Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state… There will be no peace، no stability without that،” Abbas said.

He slammed Trump’s declaration as a “crime” and a “gift” to the “Zionist movement” — as if he “were giving away an American city” — adding that Washington no longer had any role to play in the Middle East peace process.

Abbas noted that the international community has nearly unanimously opposed Trump’s decision، calling it a “provocation” to Muslim and Christian sentiments and saying measures were needed to protect the identity of the divided city

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb and Pope Tawadros of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark announced their rejection to meet U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence، scheduled to visit Egypt next December 20.



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