An international organization of Muslim scholars headquartered in Qatar has called for a “public and official uprising” against a recent decision by the United States to move its embassy to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds in May.
In a rare move, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Al-Quds was indefinitely shut in protest against what church leaders say is "discriminatory" Israeli policy aimed at weakening Christian presence in the holy city.
Palestinians reacted with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds within months, saying this could destroy the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says Palestine will hold no talks with the US until the administration of President Donald Trump reverses its recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II has vowed to stand by the Palestinian cause, calling on the international community to defend the Palestinian nation’s right to Jerusalem al-Quds amid US and Israeli attempts to change the ancient city’s status quo.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said during his visit to India that he is ‘disappointed’ by New Delhi's refusal to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the so-called capital of the occupying regime.
The Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, has called upon Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw from the Oslo Accords and put an immediate end to all its security cooperation with the Tel Aviv regime in protest at the Israeli parliament's vote to consolidate its occupation of Jerusalem al-Quds.
Emboldened by a recent US policy shift, the Israeli parliament has passed a bill that makes it more difficult to cede parts of Jerusalem al-Quds to Palestinians, who want the eastern section of the occupied city as the capital of their future state.