Turkey condemns 'disproportionate force' by Israel

Israeli forces clash with Palestinian protesters near an Israeli checkpoint in Bethlehem on Thursday

America's Allies in the Arab World Don't Know What to Make of Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

"Trump says he has a project".

The Palestinian foreign minister said on Saturday that President Mahmoud Abbas would not meet Pence during his visit to the region this month, in a snub over the U.S. decision.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's President, is also due to meet with Macron on Sunday, saying he plans to rebuke the French leader for condemning Trump.

Relations between Israel and Turkey took a bitter turn Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism, days after the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel maintains that all of Jerusalem is its capital.

'We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills children'.

Egypt said during a recent UN Security Council emergency meeting that "the position of Jerusalem as an occupied city does not and will not change", stressing that the UN resolutions and the global community agree that Jerusalem is among the Palestinian territories that have been occupied by Israel since 1967.

Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza on Sunday resumed their protest against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Many in the global community have been protesting since Friday in reaction to the decision.

White House and US State Department officials did not respond to requests for comment.

Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is leading efforts to restart negotiations, though his bid has shown little public progress so far.

Rockets were fired from Gaza and Israeli warplanes carried out raids on the territory.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said that 231 protesters were injured in Saturday's clashes. The Israeli military said one protester was arrested.

It said similar and simultaneous protests also were held Sunday in at least 10 provincial capitals and cities across Indonesia.

The decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict emerged since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the Western-backed creation of Israel in 1948. Scores more were wounded there and in the West Bank.

Trump's move has sparked protests in Muslim and Arab countries for four days.

Lebanese foreign minister called for the League to consider imposing sanctions on the US.

Erdogan also spoke to the presidents of Kazakhstan, Lebanon and Azerbaijan on Saturday, the source said.

The Turkish president has used his position as the current chairman of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to call a summit of the pan-Islamic group on Wednesday.

"Radicals and extremists will use that to fan the language of hate", Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said at the Manama Dialogue security conference in Bahrain.

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