Gaza (Monitoring Desk): Hamas has said that US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital will open the gates of hell on US interests in the region.
“This decision will open the gates of hell on US interests in the region,” Ismail Radwan an official with the Palestinian movement that runs the Gaza Strip told journalists after Trump’s announcement.
Radwan called on the Arab and Islamic states to “cut off economic and political ties with the US embassy and expel American ambassadors to cripple” this decision.
Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine
Gaza (Monitoring Desk): Palestinian President Mehmood Abbas has said that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine.
In a pre-recorded speech played on Palestine TV, Abbas rejected Trump’s announcement which included a decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, a move he said was “tantamount to the United States abdicating its role as a peace mediator.”