US embassy in Jerusalem creates instability: Palestinian president

Reuters , Monday 14 May 2018

President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Accuses Israel Of War Crimes In Gaza, Renews UN Membership Bid (Photo: Reuters)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's spokesman said on Monday that the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem would create incitement and instability in the region and ruled out Washington as being a mediator for Middle East peace.

"With this step, the U.S. administration has cancelled its role in the peace process and has insulted the world, the Palestinian people and the Arab and the Islamic nation and it has created incitement and instability,” said Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeineh.

Trump, in a recorded message at a ceremony opening the U.S. embassy, said on Monday he remained committed to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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