PA renews call for reopening US consulate in Jerusalem

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PA renews call for reopening US consulate in Jerusalem
Last week, a group of more than 100 gathered outside the former US consulate to protest the Biden administration’s intention to reopen it.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
NOVEMBER 1, 2021

The Palestinian Authority on Monday renewed its call to the Biden administration to reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem, which had served as an unofficial diplomatic mission to the Palestinians. The PA also condemned the Israeli government and “extremist right-wing” parties for calling on the US not to reopen the consulate and for “inciting” against PA President Mahmoud Abbas. Last week, a group of more than 100 gathered outside the former US Consulate on Agron Street in Jerusalem to protest the Biden administration’s intention to reopen it.

The protest was organized by a number of groups, including the Sovereignty Movement, the Zionist Organization of America, Im Tirtzu and Regavim. In 2018, the US recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It closed its consulate to the Palestinians and opened a department for handling Palestinian consular affairs at the US Embassy.

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