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Abbas: Jerusalem is eternal Palestinian capital, dismisses US peace role
By REUTERS
12/06/2017
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that Jerusalem was the "eternal capital of the State of Palestine" in response to US President Donald Trump's announcement that he was recognizing the city as Israel's capital.

In a pre-recorded speech played on Palestine TV, Abbas rejected Trump's announcement which included a decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, a move he said was "tantamount to the United States abdicating its role as a peace mediator."
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