As US pressure mounts, PLO chief urges countries not to move embassies to Jerusalem

Ramallah Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat said on Saturday the US administration has already started executing the so-called deal of the century by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah, Erekat said the US administration has no longer been a partner and sponsor of peace since President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel � the occupying power.

Palestinian news agency WAFA reported that the PLO chief called on the countries of the world, especially the members of the United Nations, not to comply with the US pressure to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem since East Jerusalem is an occupied territory, under international law.

The threatening and extortion practiced by the Trump administration come in defense of the grave violations committed by Israel against international law and international legitimacy, leading the region to chaos and violence, Erekat remarked.

Source: International Islamic News Agency