Marcon tell Netanyahy US recognition of Jerusalem is ‘threat to peace’


A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli security guard in the chest in what police described as a “terrorist” attack, the first since Donald Trump sparked widespread Palestinian anger with his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Palestinian media identified the assailant as 24-year-old Yasin Abu al-Qur’a from a village near Nablus in the northern West Bank.  Shortly before the attack Qur’a reportedly posted on Facebook mentioning Jerusalem. “In your path, O homeland, O Jerusalem, O Al Aqsa, our blood is cheap,” he wrote less than a day before, referring to the sensitive al-Aqsa mosque.

The incident at Jerusalem’s central bus station came as violence flared elsewhere, including during a demonstration against the move outside the US embassy in Beirut. Meanwhile, the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, arrived in Europe on his first foreign trip since US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. At a press conference following a meeting with Netanyahu, Emmanuel Macron, the French president, said he had “told Netanyahu that Trump’s statement on Jerusalem is a threat to peace and we are against it”.(theguardian)…[+]