PA: Sovereignty over Jerusalem, holy sites belongs to ‘State of Palestine’

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PA: Sovereignty over Jerusalem, holy sites belongs to ‘State of Palestine’
“East Jerusalem, with its Islamic and Christian holy sites, is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine," said a PA spokesperson.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Published: MAY 8, 2022

The Palestinian Authority on Sunday rejected Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s remarks that all decisions regarding the Haram a-Sharif (Temple Mount) and Jerusalem would be made by the government of Israel. “These statements are misleading and incorrect, as evidenced by the continuous incursions into the Aqsa Mosque and the restrictions on worshipers in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during the recent holiday celebrations,” PA presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudaineh said, according to a statement published by the Palestinian news agency Wafa.

“East Jerusalem, with its Islamic and Christian holy sites, is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions, the latest of which was Resolution No. 2334, which affirmed that East Jerusalem is an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territories, and that all forms of settlement are illegal in all Palestinian territories,” he said.

“The League of Nations Resolution of 1930 states that the ownership of the Aqsa Mosque, Al-Buraq Wall [the Western Wall] and the adjacent plaza belong to Muslims alone,” Abu Rudaineh said. Any Israeli attempts “to legitimize its occupation of the lands of the State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem, are unsuccessful attempts,” he said.

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