Scrapping Pence-Abbas talks 'counterproductive': White House aide

A senior Palestinian official said that US Vice President Mike Pence was

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed global condemnation of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Friday, According to the Palestinian Authority's Wafa news outlet.

There have also been protests across the world, mostly in Muslim countries such as Turkey, Jordan, Pakistan, Iran and Malaysia, as well as several European cities including London and Athens.

"PCHR calls upon the worldwide community and United Nations bodies to intervene to stop the Israeli crimes and escalating violations and to provide global protection for Palestinians in the oPt".

Some Palestinian leaders have indicated that they no longer consider the United States an honest broker in the peace process.

A possible meeting with Pence has also been turned down by Egypt's Coptic Church, MENA state news agency reported. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state.

"We will seek a new mediator from our Arab brothers and the global community, a mediator who can help with reaching a two-state solution", al-Maliki said.

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During the protests on Thursday, Palestinians burned American flags and posters of US President Donald Trump a day after he declared Quds Israeli regime' capital.

In East Jerusalem about 60 people demonstrated near the walled Old City, where paramilitary border police and officers on horseback tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas.

Palestinian militants launched at least three rockets towards Israeli towns from Gaza after dark on Friday and Israel said it responded with air strikes that targeted a weapons depot, a military compound and two weapons manufacturing facilities. Scores more were wounded there and in the West Bank.

"The PFLP. emphasized that its march of anger and revolution will raise its voice against USA imperialism, Zionist colonialism and Arab reactionary collusion", the group said in a statement on their website. And a White House aide said that so far, Pence still plans to meet the Palestinian leader.

A woman was wounded by Israeli army fire during clashes at the border following one funeral attended by thousands in the Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis.

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