Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Batarfi calls for attacks on Jews, Americans over Trump's Jerusalem declaration
Batarfi said Trump's decision was a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war and every Muslim had a duty to "liberate" the holy city.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is refusing to meet Pence, making his visit a rare one by a high-ranking US official not to include talks with the Palestinians.
Israelis and Palestinians alike interpreted Trump's move as Washington taking Israel's side in the dispute over the city.
Earlier in the day, the US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had said the US would cut off aid if Palestine continues to refuse to engage in peace negotiations with Israel.
Trump’s tweet is at once a scathing criticism of his predecessors’ Pakistan policy as well as a warning to Islamabad.