In the light of US President‘s chief adviser Jared Kushner remarks yesterday, and President Donald Trump’s potential announcement next Wednesday regarding Jerusalem, the Ministry continues its diplomatic moves towards all regional and international parties to avoid such a declaration, because of its grave and unprecedented repercussions on the chances of relaunching the peace process between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, and on security and stability in the entire region. In this context, the Ministry affirms that the Palestinian side continues its readiness to cooperate with the American administration to resume the negotiations and resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; the real gateway to achieving peace and stability in the region.
The Ministry calls upon President Trump’s administration to make decisions compatible with the rights of the Palestinian people, which requires an American commitment to the international legal tracks to resolve the final status issues, particularly the issue of Jerusalem. The ministry requests the US administration to preserve the "deal of the century", warning of the dangers of taking a stance regarding Jerusalem. The commitment of the United States of America to these frameworks and terms of reference ensures that it maintains its role as an honest sponsor of the peace process and in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.