Responding to the report by the US State Department in which it changed the definition of the Palestinian citizens in occupied East Jerusalem to “Arab residents”, presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said today that any attempt to falsify history and the truth will not give legitimacy to anyone, nor will it change the history of the Palestinian people of Jerusalem.
“This report constitutes another failed attempt by the American administration to implement the so-called deal of the century plan, which is rejected by the Palestinians, the Arabs and internationally,” he said, stressing that “it is not permissible to tamper with the rules of international law and United Nations resolutions, which all have affirmed that East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian land occupied in 1967.”
He added, “This American policy, blindly biased in favor of the occupation, is a challenge to the UN Security Council resolutions, especially 2334, and the UN General Assembly resolution of November 29, 2012 in which the State of Palestine became an observer member in the United Nations by an overwhelming majority, which constitutes a blatant attack on the international legitimacy and the world order.”
Abu Rudeineh concluded his statement by saying that “the continuation of the US administration with these desperate attempts will not bring peace, security and stability to anyone, nor will it harm the Palestinian people and their leadership, who are capable of thwarting this conspiracy, just as they have foiled all previous conspiracies that tried to liquidate our national cause.”
Source: Palestinian News &amp;amp;amp; Info Agency