The US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has sparked large scale protests in the world including Arab and other Muslim countries.
Speaking at a televized news conference in Gaza City on Thursday, Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh called for Palestinians to launch protests from tomorrow and for Muslim countries to cut ties with the United States.
He urged the Palestinian people to take to the streets from tomorrow to launch a new Intifada with a view to defending Jerusalem.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi by phone to discuss the US decision. He said that Trump has destroyed America's credibility as a Mideast peace broker.