The Palestinian National Authority has cut ties with the United States over Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 

Rallies on the third “day of rage”

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Riyad al-Maliki, the Palestinian foreign minister, said on Saturday that officials will have no contact with the U.S. following President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 declaration.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said earlier in the day that he refuses attend a planned meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence scheduled for later in December.

Pope Tawadros II of Egypt’s Coptic Church also said he would would not meet with Pence.

More details to follow. Image 1 of pro-Palestinian rally at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem from 


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at

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