Palestinians blast Romanian PM’s pledge to move embassy

A senior Palestinian official condemns a pledge by Romania’s premier to relocate her country’s embassy to Jerusalem, saying he would urge the European Union to intervene.

Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă told a pro-Israel lobby conference in Washington earlier today that Bucharest would seek to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as Honduras also announced the opening of a diplomatic office in Israel’s capital.

Top Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says an embassy move would be a “blatant violation of Palestinian rights, international law, and UN resolutions. It only contributes to eliminating the two-state solution, the only way towards peace and stability in the whole region.”

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