PLO: Pompeo’s Visit to Western Wall Causes International Law’s Violation

Ramallah, MINA – Secretary General of PLO Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat condemned the visit of US Secretary of State, Mark Pompeo at Western Wall in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as part of a violation of US international law.

“The US announcement on Syrian Golan Heights coupled with its unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, legitimize Israeli illegal settlements and bring down this two-state solution is intended to” make changes to US policy towards Palestinian and Israeli conflicts. ”

He also stressed that this decision was a real violation of international law and the resolution of the United Nations (UN). Thus, Wafa reported quoted by MINA on Friday.

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He said the visit of Pompeo accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu to Al-Buraq Wall, also known as the Western Wall, was part of the violation.

The chair of Palestinian negotiator stressed that Israel had transformed its colonial occupation into an apartheid system in the full sense of the term by bringing collective punishment to the Palestinian people, transforming the city and Palestinian camps into ghettos governed by Israeli racist law and military orders.

Israel also plundered Palestinian land and natural resources, then, forced Palestinian landowners to work in conditions such as slavery on their land.

Erekat called on the international community to stop the violation of international law, conventions, and norms that threaten to turn the world into a battle of religious, sectarian, and ethnic conflicts.

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He made his statement in a separate meeting with the delegation of the International Labor Organization, a delegation of students from Colombia and Harvard University, and an Irish Representative for Palestinian Authority, Jonathan Conlon. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)