Jerusalem, Capital and Palestine: Palestinian triplets named in anti-Trump Jerusalem protest

Riyad Al-Maliki

Riyad Al-MalikiIssam Rimawi Flash 90

The PLO Executive Committee stressed its determination to implement the decision of the Palestinian Central Council that rejected the policies of US President Donald Trump on Jerusalem and called on the US administration to reconsider its policy and stop dealing with the Palestinian side with "dictates".

They also asked for an worldwide conference to be held to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians and the global recognition of a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital.

Relations only worsened when President Donald Trump made a decision to cut funding to UNRWA, the United Nations program that specifically caters for Palestinian refugees, withholding tens of millions of dollars from the relief agency.

Chairing a meeting of the committee in Cairo, which was formed after the meeting of Arab foreign minister and Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Aboul Gheit in Amman last month, Safadi outlined Jordan's role under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah in addressing the consequences.

The Executive Committee also chose to form a higher committee to implement the decisions of the Palestinian Central Council, including the decision to suspend the recognition of the State of Israel until the latter recognizes the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, repeals the decision to annex East Jerusalem and halts settlement activities.

During a press conference following the meeting, Safadi announced that the Arab ministerial delegation tasked with communicating with the global community regarding US' Jerusalem move will meet with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and European Union foreign ministers this month.

"It will not bother us should the United States be part of the (new) mechanism", he added.

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, eleven Palestinians with live rounds, and rubber-coated steel bullets, at the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh governorate, in central West Bank.

When Trump met with Abbas at the White House in May 2017, he vowed to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to mediate an agreement that would be considerate of both parties.

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.

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