"I sit here today offering the outstretched hand of the United States to the Palestinian people in the cause of peace".
Palestinians see the eastern part of the city as the capital of their future state and the US move broke with decades of global consensus that Jerusalem's status should be negotiated between the two parties.
However, Abbas did not see Haley's wrath as he left the chamber after he addressed the Security Council.
"We are ready to begin negotiations immediately in order to achieve the freedom and independence of our people".More news: Third doping scandal hits Games, overshadows magic on ice
Palestinian Authority president calls for "multilateral mechanism" during his speech at United Nations Security Council.
According to Palestinian figures, roughly 6,400 Palestinians are now held in Israeli prisons, including dozens of women and 300 minors.
During a rare UN Security Council address, Abbas instead called for an global conference to be held by mid-2018 to kick-start the stalled peace process with Israel and create a "multilateral mechanism" to oversee it.
While the API, when proposed by Saudi Arabia in 2002, originally offered peace between Israel and the Arab world after a complete Israeli withdrawal to boundaries existing prior to the 1967 Six Day War, the proposal has since been modified by the Arab states to make it more palatable to Israel. "It has transformed the occupation from a temporary situation as per global law into a situation of permanent settlement colonisation and imposed a one-state reality of apartheid". There is the path of absolutist demands, hateful rhetoric, and incitement to violence.More news: American Airlines employee saves two teenage girls from possible human trafficking plot
She stressed that "We will not chase after you", addressing Abbas again, "The choice, Mr. President, is yours". Danon said Abbas is always welcome to directly negotiate with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but chooses not to.
Haley minced no words in responding to the Palestinian leader. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, Gaza medical sources said, after four soldiers were wounded in an apparent bomb attack on the border with the Palestinian enclave.
Trump's declaration, which would move the United States embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, was met with wide protests in Palestine and many parts of the world.
Equatorial Guinea's U.N. Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba called the fact that they came to the council "very, very important" and "a good sign".More news: Police suspect Benjamin Netanyahu associate of trying to bribe judge
The heated session appeared to reinforce intractable divisions between the two sides with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas accusing Israel of acting like "a state above the law", while calling for an worldwide peace conference under the sponsorship of the United Nations (UN), not the US.
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