Hamas Official Warns against Relocation of US Embassy to Al-Quds

Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli security officers during protests in Ramallah on Thursday

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced as "provocative and dangerous" the U.S. decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli regime's capital, calling for concerted action by Muslim and peace-loving nations to defy such an illegal measure.

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) condemned today the decision of the USA government to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, says a statement from the Foreign Ministry distributed in this capital.

However, Israel has a presence at the International Renewable Energy Agency in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, as it is one of the 180 member states of IRENA whose headquarters are based in Abu Dhabi.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted his USA counterpart Donald Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital on Wednesday, saying it would not be tolerated.

Adhaalath Party (AP) has expressed concern over the decision made by United States of America, in declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

It also pointed to the negative impact of the decision on the future of the peace process between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, which was established on the basis that the city of Jerusalem is among the final status issues, with its fate to be determined through negotiations between the parties concerned.

The UN Security Council has approved resolutions demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories.

"We demand that the [2002] Arab Peace Initiative be shelved and that Arab states stop normalizing relations with the Israeli occupation and close all Israeli diplomatic missions inside their countries", he said.

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