Amid Jerusalem controversy, Palestinians "will not receive" the USA vice president during his scheduled visit this month.
A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming visit to the region because of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Al-Khalidi added that "the USA in its decision on Jerusalem has crossed and passed all red lines".
A senior Palestinian official said on Thursday his group would "not receive" Pence in Palestinian areas, and called on Arab leaders to not meet with the vice president.
The Coptic Church "excused itself from hosting Mike Pence", citing Trump's decision which came at "at an unsuitable time" and was made "without consideration for the feelings of millions of people", the MENA news agency reported.
Following the announcement by the USA president declaring Jerusalem the Israeli capital, Palestinians unleashed what they have called "day of rage" protests, resulting in two deaths and at least 1,100 injured so far.
Abbas did not personally comment on the issue.
Ahmed El-Tayeb now says the engagement will only take place if Trump reverses his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
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And a White House aide said that so far, Pence still plans to meet the Palestinian leader.
A Middle East Eye reporter on the scene witnessed two demonstrators being taken away by ambulances for treatment, and at least one instance of rubber-coated bullets being shot towards some protesters early in the morning.
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.
However, Palestinian protests on Saturday were less intense than on the previous two days.
Abbas's Fatah organisation urged Palestinians to "keep up confrontation and broaden it to all points where the Israeli army is present" in the West Bank.
About 60 Palestinian youths threw stones at Israeli soldiers across the Gaza-Israel border and the health ministry said one bystander was wounded by Israeli gunfire.
"We reiterate our position against the statement made by the United States representative at the UN Security Council during the session, which violates the position of the global consensus", Abbas said.