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Erekat slams US’ decision to merge US Jerusalem consulate and embassy


RAMALLAH, Thursday, October 18, 2018 (WAFA) –PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat on Thursday slammed the US’ decision to merge its embassy in Jerusalem and the US consulate in East Jerusalem, which primarily serves Palestinian-Americans.

Erekat said in a press release, “The Trump Administration is making clear that it is working together with the Israeli Government to impose Greater Israel rather than the two-state solution on the 1967 border.”

“The US administration has fully endorsed the Israeli narrative, including on Jerusalem, Refugees and Settlements,” he continued.

Erekat stressed that the US decision “to end the existence of the US Consulate therefore has nothing to do with "efficiency" and a lot to do with pleasing an ideological US team that is willing to disband the foundations of American Foreign Policy, and of the international system, in order to reward Israeli violations and crimes.”

“Palestine will not be silenced and will take the necessary steps in response whilst reaffirming the fact that the US cannot play any role in peacemaking. The Trump Administration is part of the problem, not part of the solution.”



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