Abbas: Any Who Relinquish Jerusalem as Palestinian Capital is a ‘Traitor’

Mahmoud Abbas and Jerusalem
The Associated Press

The Jerusalem Post reports: Anyone who gives up Jerusalem is a traitor and there will be no Palestinian state without the city as its capital, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said.

He also reiterated his opposition to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state.

Abbas was speaking during a meeting with Palestinian journalists in his office on Saturday night. It came 48 hours after he held a similar meeting with a group of Israeli journalists.

He said the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders was “inevitable,” adding that the Palestinians would remain steadfast on their lands despite the challenges.

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