His Excellency Izzat Salah Abdulhadi is the Head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
I thank Japan, in its capacity as Security Council President, for its leadership and its convening of this emergency meeting. I also express our gratitude to the eight members of the Council – Egypt, Bolivia, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uruguay – that requested this meeting as...
“We express our appreciation to all United Nations Security Council members who have taken a position of courage and principle and have rejected and condemned the irresponsible decision of the US Administration to unilaterally and illegally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move its embassy there.
This is an extremely important issue for the Palestinian people, and for Muslim and Christian people all over the world, namely the expected measures to be taken by the United States administration with regard to Jerusalem.
The State of Palestine expresses its adamant and unequivocal rejection of the announcement made by US President Donald Trump. The American Administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an act of hostility against the Palestinian people, their inalienable national rights.
Canberra, 7 December 2017