- The Palestinian envoy to Washington is being temporarily called back for consultations over the future of relations with the U.S.
- The move was caused by President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Israel to Jerusalem, proclaiming the city to be Israel’s capital
- Trump’s annnouncement reversed decades-worth of foreign policy and rattled the Middle East
The Palestinian Foreign Minister says the Palestinian envoy to Washington is being temporarily called back for consultations over the future of relations with the United States.
The move comes after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, setting off unrest and prompting the Palestinians to reject Washington as a Mideast peace broker, a role it has held for decades.
Foreign Minister Riad Malki says Sunday that discussions would take place ‘to set the decisions needed by the Palestinian leadership in the coming period regarding our relations with the US.’
President Trump announced that he was moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, indicating that it was Israel’s capital, a move that prompted the Palestinians to remove their envoy from Washington
The Palestinian envoy to Washington, Husam Zomlot (pictured), is being called back for consultations over the future of relations with the United States
The envoy, Husam Zomlot, is expected to return to ‘his normal work’ after the discussions.
Trump’s decision upended decades of U.S. foreign policy and countered an international consensus that the fate of Jerusalem should be determined in negotiations.
Protests broke out in the Gaza Strip after Trump’s announcement.