Palestinians have called for a “day of rage” in response to US President Trump's decision to make Jerusalem Israel’s capital. Protests are expected after Friday prayers. Mahmoud Abbas is fighting back.
The West Bank has experienced some of the worst violence in years this week. The upheaval is putting pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, which relies on right-wing and pro-settler parties.
After reversing decades of Middle East policy, Australia will now wait to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Last year, the US unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, triggering violent unrest in the region.
Palestinian leaders are deadlocked with Israel, face internal challenges and have clashed with Washington. DW’s Conflict Zone met Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat and asked him about his next steps.
The Palestinian president has said the US decision undermined the two-state solution to its conflict with Israel. Abbas also said the Palestinians will not accept a "biased" US as the sole mediator in the peace process.
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