Fury on the streets of the West Bank and Jerusalem, as hundreds of Palestinians protest US President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.>>
> The leader of Islamist group Hamas, has called on Palestinians to abandon peace efforts and launch an uprising against Israel.
>> The capital of the Jewish State of Israel.>> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says many nations will follow the US's lead.>> This is a long overdue step to advance the peace process.>> But on the world stage, Trump cuts a lonely figure over his decision. Warnings have come from across the world, including major allies like France and Great Britain.
>> The status of Jerusalem.>> The Saudi royal court has issued a statement warning of dangerous consequences. Turkey's President, Tayyip Erdogan, accused Trump of throwing the region into a ring of fire. Saying the decision disregards a 1980 UN resolution regarding the status of the city. Palestinians removing Trump's mural on the West Bank barrier in protest.
Reuters correspondent Dan Williams, in Jerusalem, says the credibility of the US as an honest broker of Middle East peace, is now under harsh scrutiny.>> According to some of the Palestinians, Hamas for example, Trump has effectively abdicated his role as a mediator, the role of the United States as mediator in these peace efforts.
That does leave a question though, if the United States is not involved, who can step in? The United States is many would argue, the world power that counts, although there are other countries that have expressed willingness to step in instead.>> Israel sees the contested city as its undivided capital, the Palastinians claim the east as theirs.
Trump says he remains committed to the two state solution, if the parties want one. The UN Security Council will meet on Friday to discuss Trump's latest move.