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PA officials: US to reopen consulate in East Jerusalem soon

A picture taken on February 24, 2018, shows the US flag flying over the US consulate building complex in Jerusalem, which is considered one of the options to host the new US embassy headquarters after its relocation from Tel Aviv. The United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018 to coincide with Israel's 70th Independence Day according to US officials. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)
A picture taken on February 24, 2018, shows the US flag flying over the US consulate building complex in Jerusalem [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images]

Palestinian Authority (PA) officials have said that the US is to reopen its consulate in occupied East Jerusalem in a few weeks, Haaretz reported yesterday.

According to the Israeli newspaper, the PA officials told Haaretz that senior US officials had revealed this information to them.

The American consulate in occupied East Jerusalem served Palestinians from the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

Former US President Donald Trump, who was a very vocal supporter for the Israeli occupation state, closed it in 2018.

Israel opposes the move, Haaretz said, and Israeli officials are working to reverse the American decision.

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