Security guard 'seriously wounded' at Jerusalem bus station

Security guard 'seriously wounded' at Jerusalem bus station

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's President, is also due to meet with Macron on Sunday, saying he plans to rebuke the French leader for condemning Trump.

The attack comes at a time of heightened tensions over the U.S. recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the U.S.' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital and said the U.S. Embassy would relocate from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The announcement by President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a "dangerous violation of worldwide law", had no legal impact and was "void", the Arab League said in a statement after a session attended by all its members in Cairo.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki 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.

"Those who think that Jerusalem, our first Qiblah [direction of prayers], will become the capital of the occupation state by making a fait accompli, are wasting their time", Kalın said.

Israeli security officials said none of the Palestinians had permits to protest publicly, and that this was the reason they were out in force, blocking marches and pushing around crowds of angry demonstrators.

Trump's decision has been met by protests in parts of the Muslim and Arab world, including a new wave of demonstrations Sunday.

Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor
It's not known when tourists will actually be allowed to visit the tombs, and one of them hasn't been fully excavated yet. The artifacts found inside included inscriptions, art, and fragments of wooden coffins.

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country, has been a longstanding supporter of Palestinian independence.

Palestinians took to the streets following the USA decision.

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem has infuriated the Arab world and upset Western allies, who say it is a blow to peace efforts and risks sparking more violence in the region.

Various Palestinian factions, including militant organisation Hamas, called for a day of rage against the USA and Israeli occupation.

With this step, Trump has fulfilled one of its campaign promises and reversed decades-long USA policy on this matter.

"Our demand is that policymakers in the United States review the decision and defy it", said Ezidyar. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has also announced he will not meet with Pence, saying "the US has crossed red lines" on Jerusalem.

Four Palestinians were killed either in clashes or from Israeli air strikes in retaliation for rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.

Turkey and Israel had improved diplomatic ties in recent years but Erdogan has continued to defend the Palestinian cause and has regularly criticised Israeli policy.

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