Palestinian leaders have voted to suspend a decision to recognize Jerusalem for the capital of Israel in response to US President Donald Trampe’s decision to support the idea, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) said.
In a statement issued by AFP, it is said that the PLO Executive Committee was appointed to revoke the recognition of such a decision until Israel recognized the borders of the Palestinian state with the borders set out in 1967 and revoked its decision to join East Jerusalem and expand settlements.
The PLO recognized the international community as the only legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. The Central Council is an expanded PLO governing body, whose session is convened between the sessions of the National Council of Palestine.
On December 6, Tramp stated that the time had come for Jerusalem to be officially proclaimed an Israeli capital and issue an order to the State Department to prepare for the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the major problems within the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Israel occupied the eastern part of the city during the war in 1967 and insisted that Jerusalem was “the only and indivisible” capital of Israel. The Palestinians, on the other hand, want the eastern part of this city to be the capital of their state.