Erekat: recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital only way to peace

Ending the Israeli occupation and recognizing the state of Palestine on the borders of pre- 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital is the only way to achieve a comprehensive peace, PLO Executive Committee member Saeb Erekat said Sunday.

Erekat remarks were made during his two separate meetings held in Ramallah with former Belgian Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, who is now the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Nikolay Mladenov, and the Head of Mission of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron, Einar Johnson.

” Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with his intention to move the American embassy to the holy city, as well as dropping the refugees file from future negotiations create more violence, bloodshed, chaos, and extremism, not only between Palestinians and the Israelis but in the whole region, Erekat stressed. ” The Palestinian official commended the international consensus, based on the international law and charters, that rejects Trump’s decision over Jerusalem .

Source: Jordan News Agency