Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem amid global clashes over Trump decision


Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem amid global clashes over Trump decision

Pro-palestinians protesters chant slogans against USA and Israel as they wave Turkish and Palestinians flags, December 10, 2017 during a demonstration in Istanbul.

"While I respect Europe, I am not prepared to accept a double standard from it", Netanyahu said.

Palestinian health officials say more than 1,100 people were wounded in Gaza, east Jerusalem and the West Bank from tear gas, rubber bullets, live fire and other means from Thursday to Saturday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron "Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel", as they met in Paris amid heightened tensions in the West Bank.

He said it was "absurd" to deny the Jews' "ancient connection" to Jerusalem.

Turkey and Israel normalised their relations in recent years but Erdogan has continued to defend the Palestinian cause and has regularly criticised Israeli policy.

The dramatic shift in Washington's Jerusalem policy sparked demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq and other Muslim countries.

Police have neutralized the suspect, who is allegedly a Palestinian.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the guard being treated was in serious condition, while the assailant had been arrested following the attack at the Jerusalem central bus station.

Arab League foreign ministers on Saturday called on the United States to rescind the move.

Trump's decision was met with global fury and condemnation from politicians.

"We will show that applying the measure will not be as easy as that", he added on Sunday.

If an Israeli-administered Jerusalem is the kind of peace that the US and Israel hope to procure, then it seems a real and lasting peace for this generation is not at hand.

"Palestinian Christians have come out against it, the Pope came out against it, here today we have a lot of our Jewish friends, independent Jewish voices here that are extremely against what's going on", he said.

Speaking about the US initiative to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Macron reiterated that it was "contrary to global law and risky to peace".

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has said the Palestinians will be looking for a new peace talks broker instead of the United States and would seek a United Nations Security Council resolution over Trump's decision. She added that the European Union planned to hold talks next month with Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian president, as part of an effort to revive the stalled peace process.

A spokeswoman for Pence said Sunday it was "unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is walking away again from an opportunity to discuss the future of the region".



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