Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during the meeting of the Palestinian Central Council, in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
RAMALLAH - 22 Aug 2018: The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) condemned statements made by US President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Virginia state as he stressed that the issue of Jerusalem is off the negotiations' table.
Member of the PLO's executive committee Ahmed Tamimi said that Trump statements represent continuation of the US biased policy to Israel and the illusions of the US administration which imagines that the "Deal of Century" can be reached without agreeing that Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state.
"Jerusalem is at the heart of the Palestinian, Arab and Islamic peoples", he asserted.
Tamimi reiterated the ultimate rejection of the Palestinian leadership, topped by President Mahmoud Abbas, of the "Deal of Century" and the US policy on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.