Ramallah, MINA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned on Saturday in “the strongest terms” the recent American announcement to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem, considering it a provocative aggression against the Palestinian people, Wafa News Agency reported.
It said in a statement that the revelation about moving the embassy in May of this year when Palestinians mark 70 years for their dispersal and uprooting from their homeland when Israel was created on May 15, 1948, was “offensive to the feelings of Arabs and Muslims, in addition to being a blatant violation of international law and United Nations resolutions.”
The ministry said the decision “is a direct aggression against the Palestinian people and their just and legitimate national rights, while at the same time rewarding the occupation for its violations and crimes, especially as it coincides with the anniversary of the Nakba that afflicted the Palestinian people and is still ongoing, and encouraging it to continue to destroy any chance for peace based on a two-state solution.”
It said that by doing this, the US administration “has therefore lost any credibility to talk about efforts to bring peace and resume negotiations.”
The Foreign Ministry held the US administration fully and directly responsible for its declaration on Jerusalem and for moving the embassy, and urged the international community to oppose this step by the Americans and to restate their position that East Jerusalem is part and parcel of the occupied Palestinian territories and the capital of the future state of Palestine.(R/R04/RE1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)