Israeli policeman punches elderly woman in face as Jerusalem protests get heated

Israeli policeman punches elderly woman in face as Jerusalem protests get heated

"We can not imagine Israel would sign a peace agreement that didn't include the Western Wall". "But as the president said, the specific boundaries of sovereignty of Israel are going to be part of the final status agreement".

The White House later sought to clarify the comments, with a senior administration official writing: "We note that we can not imagine Israel would sign a peace agreement that didn't include the Western Wall".

Last week, Trump announced recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The U.S. and Turkey now have one more point of disagreement following the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as a capital of the Jewish state. The comments also made clear that the Trump administration believes it's unrealistic to imagine a future Israeli state that does not control one of the holiest sites in Judaism.

On Friday Pence departs Israel for Germany, where he will visit United States troops on his way back to Washington. The visit follows Trump's visit to the holy Jewish site earlier this year, when he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the holy site, which sits on disputed land.

On December 6, Trump sparked global outrage as he declared that Washington was recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the "capital" of Israel and that he had instructed his administration to begin the process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the ancient city.

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Brussels-European Union leaders have rejected a contentious U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's "capital", saying the 28-member bloc's stance on the city remains "unchanged".

"We have supported Palestine and Jerusalem (al-Quds) on all global platforms and we will continue to do so", he added. The Israeli military said in a statement that Palestinian rioters had hurled stones and firebombs at their soldiers, who were forced to respond, but Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said that among the dead was 29-year-old Ibrahim Abu Thraya, a disabled man missing both his legs.

Senior administration officials said efforts to push the process forward will be rekindled as soon as next week, in the hope that anger at Trump's move will subside.

"We think it's appropriate for the Palestinians to digest what has happened".

He is now scheduled to depart Washington on Tuesday, arriving in Cairo on Wednesday for a meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

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