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Abbas vows to continue fight against Jerusalem move

April 22, 2018 at 8:53 am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [Issam Rimawi Anadolu Agency]

Palestinians will not allow any country to move their embassies to Jerusalem, President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday.

According to Palestine’s official WAFA news agency, Abbas, during a meeting in West Bank city of Ramallah, said: “The administration of Palestine will not let US President Donald Trump or anyone else call Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“Palestine’s government will fight against Trump’s decision and not let any country to move its embassy to Jerusalem until Palestine-Israel issue is resolved.”

Emphasizing on a two-state solution, he said: “East Jerusalem is the cradle of all three Abrahamic religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The believers can come here, pray and freely fulfill their religious duties. We have always said that East Jerusalem is the capital of our state and open to all religions.”

Abbas, also, called on Arabs and Muslims to visit the occupied lands, especially Jerusalem.

On 6 December 2017, Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, drawing international condemnation and angry protests in the Palestinian territories.