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mahmoud abbas lambasts trump's decision on jerusalem | palestine news

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mahmoud abbas lambasts trump's decision on jerusalem | palestine news

mahmoud abbas has lambasted the us decision to recognise jerusalem as israel's capital, saying the palestinian leadership refuses to acknowledge president donald trump's contentious move.calling jerusalem the "eternal capital of the state of palestine", the president of the palestinian authority said on wednesday the us could no longer be a mediator in israeli-palestinian peace negotiations.his comments were in response to an earlier announcement by trump during which he said the us was formally recognising jerusalem as the capital of israel and would begin the process of moving its embassy from tel aviv to the city."this is a reward to israel," abbas said in a televised address, adding that trump's move encouraged israel's "continuing occupation" of the palestinian territories.earlier in the day, palestinian leaders called for three days of rage against the move.{articleguid}the status of jerusalem has ignited tensions between israelis and palestinians for decades.israel occupied east jerusalem at the end of the 1967 war with syria, egypt and jordan; the western half of the holy city had been captured in the 1948 arab-israeli war.israel's occupation of east jerusalem effectively put the entire city under de facto israeli control. israeli jurisdiction and ownership of jerusalem, however, is not recognised by the international community.palestinians want east jerusalem as the capital of their future state."the decision by president trump will not change the rea...