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Palestine 'worried' over possible relocation of British Embassy to Jerusalem

Palestine 'worried' over possible relocation of British Embassy to Jerusalem
Jerusalem remains at the heart of decades-long Mideast conflict

By Awad al-Rujoub

RAMALLAH, Palestine (AA) – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Monday voiced concern over a possible relocation of the British Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"We are following with concern new British Prime Minister Liz Truss and her written commitment (...) to reassess the location of the British Embassy in Israel for the purpose of moving it from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," Shtayyeh told a Cabinet meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

He warned that such a step would be “a flagrant violation of international law" and "undermine the two-state solution."

During her campaign for the leadership of the British Conservative Party, Truss told the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) that if elected, she would consider relocating the British Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the decades-long Mideast conflict, with Palestinians insisting that East Jerusalem -- illegally occupied by Israel since 1967 -- should serve as the capital of the Palestinian state.


*Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara

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