Monday, December 26, 2011

Fayyad Condemns Deliberations on Bill Declaring Jerusalem Israel’s Capital

RAMALLAH, December 26, 2011 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Monday condemned the Israeli deliberations on a bill submitted to the Knesset for declaring Jerusalem, including West and the East Jerusalem, to be the capital of Israel and the Jewish people.

Fayyad, in a press conference while signing a cooperation agreement between the Palestinian Investment Promotion Agency and Jordan Investment Board in Ramallah, stressed that no one has the right to decide the future of occupied East Jerusalem.

“There will never be a solution unless Jerusalem becomes the eternal capital of the Palestinian state,” said Fayyad, adding that the Israeli government, Knesset or any Israeli political party cannot deliberate on the Palestinian inalienable right to self-determination.

He called on the international society to take actions to make Israel commit to international law and resolutions, as well as to enable the Palestinian people to exercise their right to self-determination and establish an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA