The United Kingdom, Germany, France and Russia have joined Muslim world in protesting United States President Donald Trump controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
UK says it “disagrees” with the “unhelpful” decision by the US.
Palestine President Mahmud Abbas said Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine.
“Trump’s announcement is a declaration of Washington’s withdrawal from the peace process” Abbas said.
Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain have voiced their concern on Trump decision.
In Palestine demonstrates have taken to the streets of its major cities chanting anti Trump slogans.
Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday going against previous US policy in the Israeli Palestine crisis.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said in a speech from the White House.
Jerusalem is considered holy by Jews, Muslims and Christians.