PLO leaders concerned about relocation of US Embassy

As less than one month separates President-elect Donald Trump from assuming the reins of the US presidency, senior Palestinian officials are growing increasingly concerned about the prospect of major changes in US policy regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We are very concerned about the US moving its embassy,” Wasel Abu Yousif, a PLO Executive Committee member, told The Jerusalem Post. “Such a move would be very dangerous, as it would entrench the occupation and violate all international legitimacy and laws.”


The international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and holds that its final status should be determined in negotiations.

In the initial weeks following Trump’s election, the president-elect’s adviser sent mixed messages regarding the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


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