PA to Cut Ties with Countries Moving Embassies to Jerusalem
Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), threatened on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority will sever ties with "any country that will move or open its embassy to Jerusalem".
“We urge all nation-states to abide by international law, including security council resolutions 478 and 2334. Violating international law is a sign of weakness, not strength,” tweeted Erekat.
“The most obvious violation of international law is Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem, and any recognition of such illegal annexation in any form is not only flagrant violation of international law, but also total disrespect for the UN Charter and the relevant UN resolutions,” he wrote in another tweet.
The tweets follow Friday’s announcement that Serbia would be relocating its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by July 2021 and that Kosovo would recognize Israel. These moves are included in an agreement on economic normalization between Serbia and Kosovo which was signed at a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the White House. (INN / VFI News)