May 14, 2018 / 2:39 PM / 4 months ago

Palestinians - U.S. embassy in Jerusalem creates instability

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s spokesman said on Monday that the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem would create incitement and instability in the region and ruled out Washington as being a mediator for Middle East peace.

“With this step, the U.S. administration has cancelled its role in the peace process and has insulted the world, the Palestinian people and the Arab and the Islamic nation and it has created incitement and instability,” said Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeineh.

Trump, in a recorded message at a ceremony opening the U.S. embassy, said on Monday he remained committed to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Writing by Ori Lewis, Editing by Ari Rabinovitch

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