Tuesday, February 13, the President of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas visited Moscow Cathedral mosque, where he met with Chairman of the spiritual administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation and the Council of Muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin.
Mahmoud Abbas spoke about the latest developments in the region and commented on the statement of U.S. President Donald trump on the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the official news Agency Wafa Ramallah .
He called on Russian Muslims to demonstrate their connection with Jerusalem and support the Palestinian people.
Mahmoud Abbas also said that Ramallah will not be able to accept that the US was the only mediator in the negotiations with Israel.
Wafa also reports that Ravil Gaynutdin assured Abbas that the Muslims of Russia do not accept the statement by Donald trump, because I think that Jerusalem should become the capital of a Palestinian state.