PA: East Jerusalem ‘must be recognised as capital of independent Palestine

The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Jerusalem

 A spokesman of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas insisted that any just solution [for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict] must recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

“Tension and chaos will continue dominating the region and the world as long as the Palestinian issue remains unresolved,” Nabil Abu-Rudeineh said :

The international legitimacy, which recognised the state of Palestine in the UN General Assembly on 29 November, 2012 and delegitimised the occupation, will alone create an appropriate atmosphere for resolving all the crises in the region and regain the balance of US-Arab relations.

The PA official said that Abbas is still committed to a “just peace” based on the two-state solution, the Arab and international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative. He noted that the region is facing “hard challenges” and it must not lose sight of the rights of the Palestinians in the middle of them all.

During his electoral campaign, Trump pledged to move the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in 1967 and has since annexed in a move unrecognised by most of the international community. However, the official said that the US President had not reached a final decision in this regard.

Source:Wafa News Agency

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