Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat is once again threatening the world with Arab violence.
Speaking about the planned opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem next month, he said that “the insistence of the administration of American President Donald Trump to continue to violate international law and international legitimacy in such a blatant form is a threat to the security, peace and stability of the Middle East and the world.”
The PLO claims that opening an Israeli embassy anywhere in Jerusalem is a violation of international law, based on UNSC resolution 478, that calls upon “Those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City.”
This would include, of course, any diplomatic missions meant for Palestinians, and several nations maintain such missions including Belgium, France, Turkey the UK and the US itself. All without a peep of protest from Erekat.
Erekat’s claim that the US Embassy move threatens world peace is, as always, a threat itself. The US has the right to place its embassies wherever it wants, and it reasserted that right at the time of UNSC 478. There is obviously nothing violent about moving an embassy.
Erekat is saying that Arabs will respond to the US move with violence – and that it what threatens world peace.
Erekat is telling the world that Arabs have no self control and cannot help themselves but to respond to a diplomatic move by starting World War III.
What a racist Erekat is to make the assumption that Arabs are inherently violent people!
And, he is wrong. The Arab nations don’t care in the least about a US embassy in Jerusalem (nor about the other embassies that are following the US.)
Palestinian Arabs don’t care either, until they are incited to violence by their leaders like Erekat. Interviews with Palestinians back when Trump was elected showed that without incitement by their leadership, no one cared at all about the embassy.
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