A senior Palestinian official stated Thursday that the Palestinians won’t meet with Vice President Pence throughout his go to to the area later this month.
Pence is “unwelcome in Palestine” after the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in response to secretary common Jibril Rajoub.
A White Home official countered and stated Pence nonetheless plans to satisfy with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as scheduled and stated it will be “counterproductive” to cancel.
Pence is predicted to go to Egypt, Israel and make a cease within the Palestinian metropolis of Bethlehem.
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When the journey was introduced in October, the White Home stated the veep would meet with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas.
The journey was meant to rekindle peace talks within the area.
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“We won’t obtain him within the Palestinian territories,” Rajoub stated Thursday.
Trump’s choice to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to maneuver the U.S. Embassy to the contested metropolis additionally pushed the Palestinians to ask the United Nations Safety Council to take pressing motion and demand that Trump’s determination be rescinded.
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Palestinian Cost d’Affaires Feda Abdelhady-Nasser stated in a letter to the council that Trump’s declaration violates quite a few council resolutions and will result in “a endless spiritual conflict.”
The council scheduled an emergency assembly on Friday.
Jerusalem has lengthy been the on the coronary heart of battle between Palestinians and the Israelis.
The Palestinians envision East Jerusalem because the capital of a future state, whereas Israel lays declare to the entire metropolis.
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