Thousands rally in Morocco against US Jerusalem move

Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian youth during a protest against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital Hebron West Bank

"The European Union, cowards, are doing all they can so a pro-Palestinian terrorist movement can have supremacy over a pro-Israeli movement", said Zeman, presenting himself as a defender of Israel.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is "seriously concerned" over Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The vice president was scheduled to meet Abbas in Bethlehem on December 19.

French President Emmanuel Macron told Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that he needed to make gestures to the Palestinians to enable to break the impasse between the two sides.

However, Palestinian protests on Saturday were less intense than on the previous two days. The Palestinians see occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Israel responded after rockets were fired from Gaza.

They said Trump's move on Jerusalem was wrong, adding that such a policy will have consequences for relations between the United States and the Muslim world.

Israeli police said the attacker was a 24-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank city of Nablus.

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In East Jerusalem about 60 people demonstrated near the walled Old City, where paramilitary border police and officers on horseback tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas.

Terror attack in Jerusalem: a terrorist arrived to the city's central bus station, pulled out a knife & stabbed the security guard. Scores more were wounded there and in the West Bank.

The reaction of other European leaders to Trump's declaration was negative as well, with France and Germany pointing out that it disregarded all global agreements. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds, thousands more protesters had gathered to express solidarity.

In announcing the embassy move, Trump said he remained "deeply committed" to finding a peace agreement, noting that the USA "would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides".

The French President reaffirmed his "disapproval of Mr Trump's controversial move, saying the United States had "unilaterally recognised something that is not complying with the worldwide law".

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

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