TRUMP PISSES OFF ‘PALESTINIANS’ – His comments on an ‘Undivided Jerusalem’ has the Muslims in Israel furious
PA officials harshly condemn Trump’s avowal to reverse longstanding US and UN policy and recognize united Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Palestinian leaders Monday accused Donald Trump of abandoning any hope of a two-state
solution after the Republican candidate saidhe would recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital if he won the US presidential election.
Trump pledged Sunday during a meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu he would recognise Israel’s claim over Arab east Jerusalem, which would break with decades of precedent and put Washington at odds with most UN member states.
The official policy of the United States has been to refrain from recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and to consider all neighborhood beyond the 1949 armistice line such as Ramat Shlomo, Ramot, Gilo, Neve Yaakov, and many others as “settlements” located on “occupied territory,” even as the reality on the ground has changed to render this division entirely arbitrary. This is also the policy of the vast majority of other countries. Trump has now vowed to reverse this longstanding American policy.
“Trump’s statement shows disregard for international law (and) longstanding US foreign policy regarding the status of Jerusalem,” Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said in a statement.
“Previous statements delivered by his adviser on Israel show a total abandonment of the two-state solution, international law, and UN resolutions.”
The Palestinian foreign ministry issued a statement criticizing Trump as well as his Democrat rival in November’s election, Hillary
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