Palestine urged to sever ties in response to the transfer of embassies to Jerusalem
GAS, 16 Jan — RIA Novosti. The Central Council of the Palestine liberation Organization called on the Arab world to break off diplomatic relations with countries that transferred their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem.
The first such decision was made in the USA, whose President Donald trump in December announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, breaking with the established international approaches and ignoring the claims of the Palestinians in the Eastern part of the city.
“To demand from Arab countries, the cessation of diplomatic relations with any state which moves its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem,” — said in the decision, which was read out on television on the outcome of the emergency meeting of the Council.
The first and only country that followed the US announced the transfer of its Embassy to Jerusalem, was Guatemala. The Israelis say that they negotiate on the same subject with more than a dozen States.