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Trump and the Palestinians: A timeline

2018-09-11 09:20:41       source:Aljazeera

September 11, 2018

The United States says it will shut down the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) diplomatic office in Washington, DC over the Palestinian Authority's refusal to enter into US-brokered negotiations with Israel, the latest in a series of measures against the Palestinian leadership.

The move on Monday comes amid deteriorating ties between the two sides in the wake of US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last year and the relocation of its embassy there.

That decision drew universal condemnation from Arab leaders and criticism around the world, while Palestinian leaders, who see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, said the US had taken itself "off the table" as a peace mediator.

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