Fatah Central Committee member Jibril Rajoub recently called U.S. President Trump's plan to relocate the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem a "declaration of war" against the whole world and said "We want the confrontation to be between this new Fascist in the White House and the whole world – Christians as well as Muslims." Speaking on the official Palestinian Authority TV channel on January 18, Rajoub called Trump a "lunatic" and asked: "Why does he think that he has the right to give them the keys to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher?!"
Jabril Rajoub: "What Trump is saying is that he wants to change the status quo. Hence, he has a problem, not with just the Palestinians or the Arabs. So I hope that we Palestinians consider this the way it is. This is a confrontation with the whole world and a declaration of war against it - against the Palestinians, against the Arabs, against the Muslims, against the Christians, and against UN resolutions. It is even against the interests and the national security of America itself. I hope we build a strategy to muster all these forces. In Jerusalem there are places that are sacred to 2.5 billion Muslims and Christians. What gives him the right to hand it over to the 13 million Jews in the world half here and half abroad?! Why does he think that he has the right to give them the keys to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher?!
"We want the confrontation between this new Fascist in the White House, and the whole world - Christians as well as Muslims.
In my opinion even the Israelis are divided with regard to (Trump's) policy. Every person understands what the consequences will be if what this lunatic is talking about comes true."