Palestinians condemn Trump vow on Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Agence France-Presse . Ramallah

Palestinian leaders Monday accused Donald Trump of abandoning any hope of a two-state solution after the Republican candidate said he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s ‘undivided’ capital if he won the US presidential election.
Trump pledged Sunday during a meeting with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu he would recognise Israel’s claim over east Jerusalem, which would break with decades of precedent and put Washington at odds with most UN member states.
‘Trump’s statement shows disregard for international law (and) longstanding US foreign policy regarding the status of Jerusalem,’ Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, said in a statement.
‘Previous statements delivered by his adviser on Israel show a total abandonment of the two-state solution, international law and UN resolutions.’
Israel captured the eastern half of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day war and annexed it in 1980, declaring all of Jerusalem Israel’s unified capital.

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