"President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital was the right thing to do and enjoys broad support from the American people; an entrenched bureaucracy has no right to stymie this decision". Palestinian officials said Pence had been due to meet Abbas on December 19.
Breaking with decades of precedent, Trump last week announced the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instructed the State Department to begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv.
Camera IconLebanese security forces use a water hose to disperse protesters during a demonstration outside the United States embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut.
According to Jerusalem Post citing police reports, an Israeli security guard has been stabbed near the Central Bus Station in the center of Jerusalem.
Supporters of banned Islamic charity Jamat ud Dawa attend a protest against President Trump's decision to accept Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Karachi, Pakistan, Dec. 10, 2017. The Palestinians see occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
However, Palestinian protests on Saturday were less intense than on the previous two days.
Two members of the militant organisation were killed while the Palestinian health authority said 25 were wounded, including six children.
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UCLA, Cal State Northridge, Los Angeles Valley College and Santa Monica College canceled classes Thursday. LAUSD will keep all schools closed its Northeast and Northwest Local Districts.
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Protester Igor Ognyov, from the eastern city of Sumy, said the police stormed the camp before dawn Wednesday. Saakashvili considers his detention "politically motivated" and has started a hunger strike.
An Israeli Army commander has been suspended after being filmed stealing apples from a Palestinian vendor's stand in the West Bank town of Hebron.
The demonstrators set fire to Israeli and USA flags, the news service added.
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.
Demonstrations in the West Bank city of Ramallah and in Heron led to clashes with Israeli troops. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds, thousands more protesters had gathered to express solidarity.
On Thursday, a day after US President Donald Trump formally made the announcement, Jibril Rajoub, a senior Fatah politician, said "we will not receive him [Pence] in the Palestinian territories".
Erdogan has called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Wednesday to discuss the Jerusalem issue.
"Radicals and extremists will use that to fan the language of hate", Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said at the Manama Dialogue security conference in Bahrain.