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Erekat: Israeli cabinet meeting in Western Wall tunnels a ‘provocation’

A top Palestinian official slams the Israeli cabinet for holding its weekly meeting Sunday in the Western Wall tunnels, an excavated archaeological site under the current Western Wall.

The cabinet meeting commemorated the 50th anniversary of Israel’s capture of the ancient holy site from Jordanian hands in the Six Day War.

But in a statement, the Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat condemns “in the strongest terms the latest provocation by the Israeli government.”

He adds that the meeting, held in “occupied East Jerusalem,” sends “a clear message to the Palestinian people that the systematic violations of their inalienable rights are going to continue.”

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