Palestine condemns Israel over ‘veto’ of US plan to reopen Jerusalem consulate – Morning Star Online

Posted By on November 8, 2021

THE Palestinian Foreign Ministry condemned Israel yesterday for vetoing a US proposal to reopen a Jerusalem consulate catering for Palestinians.

The USs Jerusalem consulate had been its main diplomatic mission for Palestine until then president Donald Trump shut it down in 2019, handing control of relations to the US embassy to Israel in a snub to Palestinian claims to an independent state with its capital in East Jerusalem.

The Joe Biden administration had pledged to reopen the consulate, but Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett claimed on Saturday there was no room in Jerusalem, and any mission to Palestine ought to be set up in the West Bank.

Jerusalem is the capital of one state and thats the state of Israel, Mr Bennett added.

East Jerusalem is an inseparable part of the occupied Palestinian territory, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry retorted. Israel, as the occupying power, does not have the right to veto the US administrations decision.

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