Palestinians recall envoys to 4 EU nations following US embassy move


Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The Palestinian Authority has recalled its envoys to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria following their ambassadors attended an Israeli reception marking the US embassy’s move to Jerusalem, it mentioned Wednesday.

The assertion from the PA’s overseas ministry mentioned the EU nations’ ambassadors had attended the reception on Sunday, a working day right before the US opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem.

The embassy transfer and Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as the cash of Israel has deeply angered Palestinians, who see the Israeli-annexed eastern sector of the city as the funds of their future point out.

The ministry “sees this participation as a grave breach of global law and United Nations resolutions which validate that Jerusalem has been occupied because 1967 and ban countries from shifting their embassies there,” the statement reported.

“The remembers are to consult with our ambassadors to these states about their positions and their determination to the EU’s positions.”

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday withdrew his top envoy to Washington.

The European Union opposed the US shift of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The embassy go was accompanied by mass protests and clashes alongside the Gaza border that observed Israeli forces destroy some 60 Palestinians.

Israel has faced intercontinental criticism around its use of are living fireplace from demonstrators.

It claims its actions are essential to defend the border and stop mass infiltrations from the Palestinian enclave, which is run by Islamist movement Hamas.

Jerusalem’s standing is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel occupied the West Lender and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later on annexed east Jerusalem in a shift never ever recognised by the worldwide neighborhood. It sees the total town as its funds.


Palestinians recall envoys to 4 EU nations after US embassy transfer