How soon will Trump violate international law against Palestinians?

Yara al-Wazir15/01/2017 (Al Arabiya News – UAE by Yara al-Wazir*): Many of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises were far-fetched, but perhaps the most easily attainable is the one that risks the greatest disruption to the political stability of the Middle Eastern peace process: his vow to relocate the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Earlier this week, reports that the Trump administration has assured its allies that the US he will push for this move has been met with two responses at either ends of the spectrum: widespread condemnation or a loud applause. What the Trump administration does not realize is that meddling with Jerusalem is like playing with fire – the cities legal definition as a corpus-separatum dates back to 1947 in the United Nations partition plan and resolution 181. The cities legal status has been further reaffirmed in 11 separate UN-resolutions, which have jointly referred to the city as an international City, and to East Jerusalem as an occupied territory…

*Yara al Wazir is a humanitarian activist. She is the founder of The Green Initiative ME and a developing partner of Sharek Stories.



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