Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, centre, addresses top decision-making body the Palestinian Central Council, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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The December decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US embassy to the city sparked fury among Palestinians, with the political leadership cutting off ties to the US administration.Palestinians see the eastern part of the disputed city as the capital of their future state.Speaking in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning, Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said he hoped the Palestinian leadership would move on from the embassy issue.Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, rejected Bolton's comments and said east Jerusalem must be the capital of a Palestinian state.
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