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President Joe Biden is visiting Palestinian leaders in the West Bank at a time when there's little chance of reviving peace talks with Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders that the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a "the greatest crime."
The comment came one day after the Trump official moved to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The Islamist group has ruled Gaza since 2007.
The bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years was prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and President Donald Trump are both hopeful about an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. Speaking about Trump, Abbas said, "With you, we have hope."
Sean Spicer confirmed the meeting.