Abbas: Jerusalem is gate for peace or for war

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that “Jerusalem would be a gate for peace only when it was the capital of Palestine. But it is also a gate for war, insecurity and instability if it is not. Trump must choose,” said the Palestinian leader Abbas laying down an ultimatum for the US president. He was speaking Wednesday at an event dedicated to Jerusalem held at Egypt’s Al Azhar Muslim University. “We won’t accept this [a united Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]. Not from Trump, not from the United States, and not from anyone else. Jerusalem is our capital,” he said. Read DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis.


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