Senior Officials in Palestine are confirming that they will not meet with Vice President Pence during his expected visit to Jerusalem.
The news comes amid heightened tensions between Palestine and Israel following President Trump’s announcement on Wednesday proclaiming Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel.
The Jerusalem Post Reported: GAZA - A senior Palestinian official in President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah party said on Thursday that US Vice President Mike Pence, due to visit the region later this month, "is unwelcome in Palestine".
"In the name of Fatah I say that we will not welcome Trump's deputy in the Palestinian Territories. He asked to meet (Abbas) on the 19th of this month in Bethlehem, such a meeting will not take place," Jibril Rajoub said.
Aides for Abbas were not immediately available for comment
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President Trump expected to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel tomorrow and initiate the process of relocating the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv. This is being reported by Fox News and ABC News. As expected, ABC News broke the White House press embargo.