USA decision on Jerusalem is "flagrant attack on political solution": AL

Adjust Comment Print

Terror attack in Jerusalem: a terrorist arrived to the city's central bus station, pulled out a knife & stabbed the security guard.

Soldiers from the Givati brigade in Hebron had been deployed in the area near Hebron's market to deal with any disturbances following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The statement came days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his country's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

He said: Palestine is an innocent victim.

Trump's move has been hailed by Israel, but has outraged Palestinian leaders who say president Mahmud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the region this month.

Mr Netanyahu said: "Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel - it has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and the capital of the Jewish state for 70 years. Being strong does not give you this right". Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state.

Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire
UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Los Angeles Valley College and Santa Monica College canceled classes Thursday. The Getty Museum, which is also at risk, said it would remain closed on Thursday.

Israel and the Palestinians hold disputing claims over the holy city, the status of which has been a major sticking point in peace negotiations between the two parties.

The Israeli leader made the comments late Saturday as he left for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and a rare meeting with European Union foreign ministers in Brussels.

Two Palestinians were killed in the latest Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip on Saturday, that injured another 25 Palestinians.

"We must, more than ever, make our voices heard against this decision by Trump that will deprive the Palestinians of their land", said the lawyer from Casablanca, accompanied by his six-year-old daughter.

A Turkish presidential source said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and French President Emmanuel Macron will work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider the move.

Erdogan has called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Wednesday to discuss the Jerusalem issue. He called Trump's declaration "null and void".

Comments