Abbas spokesman: If Jerusalem is off the table, Trump is off the table

Abbas spokesman: If Jerusalem is off the table, Trump is off the table

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks at a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 5, 2017 (Flash90)

There can be no peace plan without a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the spokesman to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told a group of Israeli journalists who visited Ramallah on Tuesday.

“As long as Jerusalem is off the table, then Trump is off the table as well,” Abu Rudeineh said.

He spoke at an event hosted by the Geneva Initiative.

Palestinians have presumed that Jerusalem is not part of the peace plan Trump intends to rollout later this spring, because of the US decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to west Jerusalem last year.

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