The United States merged its Consulate General in Jerusalem into the Embassy and the PLO condemned it.

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 The United States merged its Consulate General in Jerusalem into the Embassy and the PLO condemned it.


The statement said that the U.S. practices undermined the relevant international resolutions, supported the Israeli occupation of Palestine, undermined the efforts of the Palestinians to establish their own country, dealt another blow to the rights of the Palestinian people, and proved once again that the United States could not act as a mediator in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process alone.

The statement said that a new mechanism for promoting peace between Palestine and Israel must be established within the framework of the United Nations Security Council, and that Palestine does not accept the new proposal of the United States on the issue of Palestine and Israel.

The United States officially merged the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem with the U.S. Embassy in Israel on the 4th.

For decades, the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem has been acting as the representative office of the U.S. in Palestine, and has been independent of the U.S. Embassy in Israel, reporting directly to the U.S. State Department. It is reported that after the United States Consulate General in Jerusalem was incorporated into the United States Embassy, it will become the Department of Palestinian Affairs under the embassy and will continue to be responsible for Palestinian regional affairs.

The Palestinian side believes that the downgrading of US sovereignty to the Consulate-General of Jerusalem is a political signal that the United States recognizes Israels control over East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Source of this article: Xinhua responsible editor: Yang Yi_NBJ10647