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Government: Decision to move US embassy to Jerusalem on Nakba day offensive


RAMALLAH, February 24, 2018 (WAFA) – The US decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, which coincides with the Nakba (catastrophe) anniversary, is offensive to the Palestinian and Arab people and a deliberate attempt to hurt their feelings, said government spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud on Saturday.

He stressed in a statement that the decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem was unacceptable and condemned in the first place, and “constituted a clear and explicit violation of United Nations resolutions and all humanitarian and international laws.”

He said, “What (US President Donald) Trump did was award our Arab holy city, the capital of the State of Palestine, to others, in a step that has not happened before in history, except through the arrogance of occupation and colonialism.”


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