Palestinian protesters burn pictures of U.S. President Donald Trump at the manger square in Bethlehem.
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The dramatic U.S. policy shift on occupied Jerusalem is seen by the Western-backed Palestinian leadership as a dangerous betrayal and game changer that is bound to propel them into a risky confrontation with the U.S. and Israel on the global stage. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has not yet decided whether to formally abandon U.S.-led negotiations with Israel, a troubled process that after two decades has failed to bring the Palestinians closer to statehood. WHY JERUSALEM MATTERS Trump's recognition Wednesday of Jerusalem as Israel's capital contradicts long-standing international assurances to the Palestinians that the fate of the holy city will be determined in negotiations.Palestine could also try to press prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to charge Israeli leaders with war crimes, including over settlement building, others said.Palestine is increasingly looking to Europe for help, encouraged by the harsh criticism of Trump's Jerusalem policy by European leaders.Palestinians now hope the growing rift between European leaders and the U.S. over Jerusalem will earn them diplomatic points.
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