"Not only will the transfer of the embassy not harm the peace process, but quite the opposite. It will advance it by correcting a historic injustice."
The man was shot in the chest during violent clashes with IDF troops in the village of Nebi Saleh.
Gen. Joseph Dunford, visiting the Jewish state, said it “would give Israel two fronts to deal with."
Arabs were also more likely to positively assess Israel's performance in various fields, such as health and education.
The clashes came amid a so-called day of rage in support of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons.
Syria accused Israel of airstrikes on a Hezbollah-operated arms depot near the airport in Damascus, and Israel acknowledged it could have been involved.
The president’s envoy to the region has made economic stimulus in the Palestinian areas a key component of efforts to create the climate for renewed peace talks.
The officials also said that Syrian President Bashar Assad still has up to three tons of chemical weapons, despite agreeing to eliminate his country's stock of such weapons in 2013.
The Shin Bet security service said the explosives were sent by Hamas for used in a terrorist attack on Israeli targets in the "near future."
A required update from the State Department suggests the president has adopted a more toned-down posture related to the Iranian regime.