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Palestinian Presidency calls for the opening of US Consulate in Jerusalem regardless of Israel’s approval

Jerusalem24 – The official spokesman for the Palestinian presidency, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said that the US consulate should open in East Jerusalem; regardless of the approval of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

In a TV statement on Tuesday, Abu Rudeineh added that Bennett’s statement in which he said that there is no place for an American consulate dedicated to the Palestinians in Jerusalem, is rejected.

Abu Rudeineh stressed that the Palestinian leadership will not deal with any entity in the city of East Jerusalem, unless it is dedicated to the Palestinian cause, as it is part of the occupied territories in 1967. Noting that the Palestinian position is based on international legitimacy and Security Council resolutions, all of which affirm that East Jerusalem is occupied territory.

He said: “Bennett repeats daily that he is not ready for peace, and does not want to search for security and stability, and such a decision will lead to the region remaining in a state of tension and boiling.”

The presidential spokesman stressed that Jerusalem is not an ordinary city, as it is the capital of the State of Palestine. It is not permissible to touch it, nor to prejudice its lands, and it is a Palestinian Arab city, stressing that the Palestinian position is absolutely clear that Israel must be aware that peace will not be achieved without Jerusalem, and it will not be allowed no one can make peace without Jerusalem.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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