PLO official blasts Serbia embassy move to Jerusalem, says ‘Palestine a victim’

Palestinian flag waves at Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, Nov, 19, 2017. (Reuters)

A senior Palestinian official on Friday slammed Serbia’s decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying it makes “Palestine a victim” of US President Donald Trump’s re-election hopes.

“Palestine has become a victim of the electoral ambitions of President Trump, whose team would take any action, no matter how destructive for peace... to achieve his re-election” in November, tweeted Saeb Erekat, the secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

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“This, just like the UAE-Israel agreement (to normalize diplomatic ties), isn’t about Middle East Peace,” he added.

Trump said Friday that Kosovo and Israel had agreed to normalizing ties and establishing diplomatic relations in Washington's latest push for countries around the world to warm ties with Tel Aviv. Serbia also said it would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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