Palestinian presidency rejects Bennett's remarks on Jerusalem
Palestinian presidency rejects Bennett's remarks on Jerusalem

RAMALLAH: The Palestinian president has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's remarks that "Jerusalem is a unified city." "East Jerusalem and all its holy sites shall remain the eternal capital of the state of Palestine under United Nations resolutions and international law," Palestinian Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said in a press statement on Sunday.

"As long as Israel maintains its war on the Palestinian people and their country, security and stability in the area can never be attained," he said.  The only way to achieve security and permanent peace is to "acquire the rightful rights of the Palestinian people, namely by establishing an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital,"  he said. "Israeli words will never lend legitimacy to the occupation of Jerusalem," he said, adding that the US must shoulder its duties "to stop Israeli transgressions and end its double-standard policy," as per reports.

Bennett promised during a memorial service for Ethiopian Jews who died trying to reach Israel on Sunday that "Jerusalem would remain a united city forever," according to Israeli media. "Not only do we commemorate the unity of our capital on Jerusalem Day, but we also commemorate the unity of our people," stated Israeli Prime Minister.

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