Erekat: Trump’s Statement On Jerusalem Shows Disregard To International Law

Ramallah, 27 Dzulhijjah 1437/29 September 2016 (MINA) – Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat criticized on Monday statements by Donald Trump, in which he said he will recognize occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if he is elected president, IINA reported, quoting WAFA.

“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 East Jerusalem, as well as hundreds of millions of Arabs, including Palestinians Christians and Muslims,” said Erekat in a statement,

“His statement also neglects the calls made by millions of US citizens for peace between Israel and Palestine based on freedom, justice, and equality,” he said.

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Erekat said that previous statements delivered by Trump’s adviser on Israel show a total abandonment of the two-state solution, international law, and UN resolutions.

He stressed that such speeches “underscore 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.” (T/P004/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)