Palestinian news Agency Maan reports that the President of the United States Donald trump abandoned the policy that America has followed for several decades, and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, and also announced the start of preparations for the transfer of the American Embassy. Trump also stated that his predecessors lacked the courage to take this step.
The TV channel «al Arabiya» quoted the speech of the President of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas. He said that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Palestinian state, adding that no other world leader is not able to change this simple fact. A statement trump has been condemned by many Arab countries and the EU.
The London newspaper «al-Hayat» writes that the President of the United States Donald trump invited the President of the Palestinian national authority Mahmoud Abbas to visit Washington. A source in the us administration told the newspaper that the President seeks peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
The Hamas website «Palestinian information center» reports that on December 7 in all the Palestinian territories held a General strike in protest against the decision of trump. Public organizations, according to the publication, support the decision of Hamas to respond to step trump new intifada.