Czech president brands European Union 'cowards' over stance on Trump's Jerusalem move

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A police spokesperson said that the attacker was a 24-year-old Palestinian man, who was detained by police.

In Beirut, scores of Lebanese and Palestinian demonstrators clashed with security forces outside the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy over the recognition, while Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo demanded that the United States rescind Trump's decision, calling it a "grave" development. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned the new USA stance would provoke a "new escalation in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians".

Speaking on his departure, Netanyahu said he would not be deterred.

Jerusalem's status is one of the major problems in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

It was not immediately clear whether the bus station attack was motivated by Trump's move, which upended decades of US foreign policy and drew swift criticism from around the world, including USA allies in Europe and the Middle East.

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On Friday, thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest and two Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border.

The Trump administration argues that any future peace deal is likely to place Israel's capital in Jerusalem, and old policies need to be abandoned to revive the moribund peace process.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI earlier expressed his "deep concern" over Trump's move, acting as head of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's Al-Quds Committee, which lobbies on issues related to Jerusalem. "In any case, it is still better than nothing", the Czech president said.

Macron said that he did not expect any breakthrough in the short-term, but it was important to see what a proposed US peace initiative expected early next year would look like before writing Washington off as a mediator in the conflict.

A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Saturday that Trump's move was a "gift to radicalism".

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"Declaring it (Jerusalem) as a capital and relocating the (U.S.) embassy has no validity for us", Erdogan told a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party in the central Anatolia city of Sivas.

Protests also were reported in several Arab communities inside Israel.

Zeman, who has repeatedly voiced his pro-Israel stance, recalled that back in 2013 he said he "would appreciate the transfer of the Czech Embassy to Jerusalem, and had it happened, we would have been the first to do so." .

"What Iran is trying to do is to entrench itself militarily with land, air and naval forces in Syria with the express goal of fighting and destroying Israel. Those can grow, but it doesn't mean there will be a formal peace without some progress with the Palestinians".

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