Trump decision to close PLO office will impact 600,000 American-Palestinian citizens

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The Palestinian Council in the United States of America said the decision to close the PLO office in Washington will harm some 600,000 citizens of Palestinian origin.

In a statement issued Sunday, The Palestinian Council said that the closure is yet another American step toward attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause and not only affects the political situation, but rather affects serious humanitarian aspects related to the consular services provided by the organization, including issues of inheritance, land sale and purchase, periodic agencies, etc, which will impact about 600,000 Americans of Palestinian origin born and living in the United States.

Statement pointed out that the current American administration allied with the Israeli far-right government, and continues its accelerated steps to liquidate and end the Palestinian cause to serve the Israeli occupation state and support the existence of the Zionist entity as a regional power after it has swallowed up the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including the occupied city of Jerusalem.

“This decision was not out of the context of the attempts to liquidate the Palestinian issue, but rather complemented it, through the previous attempts  by the Trump administration to take the Jerusalem  file off the table and recognize it as the capital of the Israeli occupation state, in addition to transferring the US embassy.”

The statement also referred to the efforts of the Trump administration to end the refugees issue by halting support to UNRWA, and claiming that the number of refugees is less than 40,000 who remain alive who were expelled from their homes in 1848 and the exclusion of refugee status from their children and grandchildren, Six million Palestinian refugees from UN lists of Palestinian refugees.

“The Trump administration seeks to legitimize the existence of the Israeli colonies in the Palestinian territories, refrains from using the two-state solution when talking about the future of the political process, and consolidating the separation of Gaza from the rest of the 1967 occupied territories, finding alternative negotiating channels.”

The Council said that even cancer patients in the occupied Palestinian territories did not survive American sanctions. The government of Trump announced that health assistance to Jerusalem hospitals, which are the only hospitals in the Palestinian territories that provide primary services for treating cancer patients, Suffering from breast cancer, and about 5,000 children with different cancers.

The council called on the people of the Arab and Islamic communities and advocates of justice, to stand with the struggle of the Palestinian community in the United States to pressure the government of Trump to back down from its decisions biased to the occupying state, which does not contribute to finding a just solution that achieves security, stability and peace in the Middle East.

He appealed to all American forces and institutions that are supportive of justice, to support the Palestinian cause and the rights of the Palestinian Arab people to freedom, self-determination, independence and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital on the territories occupied in 1967 by interacting and following up on the details of the campaign. Editing.