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(Worthy News) - The Palestinians overwhelmingly oppose U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and have little faith in the U.S. or its Arab allies, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The poll found that 91% of respondents consider Trump' declaration last week to be a threat to Palestinian interests. Meanwhile, 45% believe the Palestinians should cut all contacts with the U.S., submit a complaint to the International Criminal Court and launch an armed uprising against Israel.
Trump's declaration departed from decades of U.S. policy that the fate of Jerusalem should be decided through negotiations. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war, as the capital of a future independent state. Israel says the entire city, including east Jerusalem, is its eternal capital. East Jerusalem is home to sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites. [ Source: Israel Hayom (Read More...) ]
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