PLO Executive Committee Secretary Dr. Saeb Erekat said in his response to President Trump’s Speech at the UNGA today that President Trump has confirmed that his administration has closed the doors to peace and cannot play a role in peacemaking by stating that his decision to move his embassy to Israel to Jerusalem, in violation of Security Council resolution 478, was a “recognition of reality”. Rather, what his administration did, and continues to do, is to reward and incentivize violations of international law, colonization, war crimes, and apartheid.
His rejection of the International Criminal Court is a rejection of international law. It should be noted that Israel, the occupying power, did not implement any of the UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions Erekat said.
He also added that reality today is that due to the one-sided pro-Israel decisions of the US administration, peace between Palestinians and Israelis have been derailed.
Peace is a real need for both Palestinian, Israelis and the people of the region, and can be achieved with the realization of the two states solution, the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital, to live in peace and security side by side the state of Israel on the 1967 borders.