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PA district governor: Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as “a capital for the Jews” was “the most dangerous thing in history”

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, special episode for Christmas at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, hosting Bethlehem District Governor Kamel Hamid

Bethlehem District Governor Kamel Hamid: “The plot against our people has not ended. That is to say, the most dangerous [plot] - that has served as a precedent - when American President [Donald Trump] announced the transfer of the [US] embassy [to Jerusalem]. He did not [just] transfer the embassy; he [also] announced that [Jerusalem] is a capital for the Jews – and this is the most dangerous thing in history.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy was transferred from Tel Aviv and opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.