Moscow Reaffirms Illegality of Israeli Settlement Activities on Palestinian Soil

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Two Palestinian youths have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry says.

"By recognizing Occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital Donald Trump has not only violated worldwide law, but he has also singlehandedly destroyed the very foundations of peace and condoned Israel's illegal annexation of the city, Ashrawi said in a statement".

"Israel is a sovereign nation with the right ... to determine its own capital", the president said at the time.

Losing significant funding from its largest donor, the United States, could be "catastrophic" for Palestinians, said a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees.

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Palestinian officials are calling President Trump's threat to cut financial aid over failed peace talks "blackmail".

The Russian Foreign Ministry added that Israel's steps undermined the prospects for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the two-state solution principle.

Some 850 people were estimated Friday to oppose Israeli police in 17 locations in the West bank and another thousand in four locations along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel.

A committee of ministers from Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Palestine met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi to strategize a response to President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.

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"We don't need new laws on Jerusalem now, we have already seen what happens on the Temple Mount", he said.

Momani stressed that all Israeli unilateral measures that aim to impose new realities and change the status quo in the Palestinian occupied lands are "null and void" in the eyes of the worldwide law.

President Trump made the Jerusalem declaration back in early December, and immediately sparked large protests worldwide, along with rejections from virtually every country in the world.

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