Traditional US allies are among a growing chorus condemning President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Saudi Arabia called it "unjustified and irresponsible", while France and the UK said they did not support the decision. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced Donald Trump's move as "deplorable". Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are expected to hold a day of strikes and protests on Thursday. President Erdogan of Trukey said the US Jerusalem move puts region in ring of fire The UN Security Council is to discuss the issue on Friday after eight of the 15 nations called for an emergency session. The Arab League is to meet on Saturday. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday urged Arab and Islamic countries to unite and demonstrate a “common position” over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Anwar Gargash, minister of state for foreign affairs, made the remarks on twitter, warning that the Arab and Islamic world is facing a “serious challenge” as U.S. President Donald Trump announced recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as "a historic day". President Trump's move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians.