Jerusalem - Abbas: World Backing Palestinians Against Trump

Published on: December 7th, 2017 at 10:20 AM
By: AP

Pakistani protesters burn a representation of US flag during a rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Hundreds of Islamists have rallied in major cities of Pakistan, condemning the U.S. President Donald Trump for declaring the city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)Pakistani protesters burn a representation of US flag during a rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Hundreds of Islamists have rallied in major cities of Pakistan, condemning the U.S. President Donald Trump for declaring the city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)
Jerusalem - The Palestinian president says he is rallying international opposition to President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, which he called an "unacceptable crime."

At a meeting with Jordan's king, President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he rejects Trump's decision and believes America has hurt its credibility in the region.

Abbas says the Palestinians have been rallying Arab support as they formulate a response. He says he has been communicating with other world leaders.

"Fortunately, there was a positive response from all the countries in the world, from Europe and from Africa and countries close to America that don't support the U.S.," he said. "These all are messages to Trump that what he did is an unacceptable crime."


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