In addition, Israeli authorities are continuously bulldozing Palestinian villages while Israeli armed forces are forcibly expelling Palestinians from their homes - all of which amounts to human rights abuses.
U.S. lost its credibility of being mediator in peace process between Israel and Palestine after President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel in December last. Pressed on whether he wishes for the Israeli prime minister to emerge without a criminal charge, Adelson replied: "I wish for peace".
"Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea", Trump told Reuters. Palestinian leaders have said it means Washington can no longer serve as a Mideast peace broker.
A senior Russian delegation met Palestinian officials in West Bank city of Ramallah after US President Donald Trump's move on Jerusalem last December.
However, if we continue to insist on referring to Israeli territorial concessions to the anti-Semitic PA as "peace", Israel has repeatedly proven it is willing to go out on a limb, to put in mildly, to make such accommodations.
Abbas has refused any contact with Trump's administration since Washington's decision at the end of a year ago. "The capital, having Jerusalem be your great capital was a very important thing to a lot of people", Trump said, urging both sides - Palestinians in particular - to bear that in mind while seeking a compromise.
Nofal said that "Abbas announced that for Palestinians, the United States is not welcome to play the role of broker because of its bias towards Israel".
Palestine views the United States' decision as a rejection of East Jerusalem as the capital of any future Palestinian state. Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967 and proceeded to effectively annex it, in breach of global law.
Asked about the issue of settlements, Trump called them "something that very much complicates and always have complicated making peace".
"From now on, we refuse to cooperate in any way with the U.S.in its status as a mediator, as we stand against its actions", said Abbas.
Netanyahu on Monday said he had been in talks with Washington about annexing settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move condemned by a top Palestinian official as "land theft".
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