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Palestinians slam Israeli comments on US consulate in Jerusalem

Ramallah, The Palestinian Authority has slammed Israel for rejecting the promised reopening of the United States consulate in occupied East Jerusalem, a move that would restore Washington’s main diplomatic mission for the Palestinians in the contested city.

The Trump administration shuttered the US Jerusalem consulate, an office that for years served as the de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pledged to reopen it, a move that Israel says would challenge its sovereignty over the city. The reopening could help mend US ties with the Palestinian leadership, which ruptured under Trump.

In a statement on Sunday, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said it views the reopening of the consulate as part of the international community’s commitments to ending Israel’s decades-long occupation of territories the Palestinians seek for their future state.

Source- Al-Jazeera

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