A picture shows on Oct. 14, 2016 the Dome of the Rock, in the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's old city. / AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has written to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump urging him not to move the American Embassy to occupied Jerusalem, official Palestinian media said Monday.Trump has said he plans to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a controversial move bitterly opposed by Palestinians as a unilateral action while the status of the city remains contested.The United States and most U.N. member states do not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and the city's status is one of the thorniest issues of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway last month told a United States radio channel moving the embassy was a "very big priority" for the president-elect.
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