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Head of PA Jerusalem council: US embassy move "turns the war into a religious war"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Jan. 14, 2017
"Jerusalem is protected by international decisions, but the occupation continues to violate them"
"Expert on international law [and Secretary-General of the PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Hanna Issa… said about the latest reports on US President-elect Donald Trump's intention to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem: 'These threats constitute a grave violation of the laws, and a violation of American foreign policy, American and international decisions, and all norms."…
He concluded: 'This is a dangerous situation that threatens the nation and turns the war into a religious war that he does not want. Trump's statements about transferring the embassy this coming May  mean the annexation of East Jerusalem and declaring it as the "capital of Israel.'"
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