On the US decision to shut down its consulate in Palestine and merge it with its embassy in Jerusalem, member of Hamas International Relations Office Dr. Basem Naim stated the following:
As the US closes its consulate today Monday, it winds down the 175-year diplomatic mission to Palestine. Indeed, merging the consulate with the US embassy in Jerusalem reflects the shortsightedness of the Trump administration. It is also a new step confirming the biased position adopted by successive US administrations against the Palestinian people. Furthermore, the move is aimed at wiping out the idea of an independent Palestinian state, thus highlighting the last output of the “Trump’s deal”.
Member of Hamas International Relations Office
Monday, March 4, 2019