Statement by PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat’s on Mr. Trump’s Statement regarding Occupied East Jerusalem

Mr. Trump’s statement shows disregard for international law, longstanding U.S. foreign policy regarding the status of Jerusalem, including the Occupation and illegal annexation of Occupied East Jerusalem, as well as hundreds of millions of Arabs, including Palestinians Christians and Muslims. His statement also neglects the calls made by millions of US citizens for peace between Israel and Palestine based on freedom, justice and equality. Previous statements delivered by his adviser on Israel show a total abandonment of the two-state solution, international law and UN resolutions, and underscores the urgency of President Abbas’ call at the General Assembly for the international community to bring an end to the occupation and salvage the two-state solution before it is too late.

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