Palestinian PM pledges more support to Jerusalem

20:54, November 02, 2010      

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Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Tuesday pledged to continue supporting Arab residents of East Jerusalem.

His remarks came after Israel banned him from participating in a ceremony to open several schools and a road in the occupied East Jerusalem.

Fayyad briefly addressed the residents, who gathered in a reception, by telephone.

One of the two events Fayyad was supposed to take part in was within the Israeli municipal boundaries of Jerusalem. On Monday, Israel decided to ban Fayyad from entering Anata neighborhood.

Fayyad was allowed to participate in a ceremony in another East Jerusalem area, Dahiet Al-Bareed, which is located outside the separation wall that Israel built through the West Bank.

The Palestinians want the eastern part of Jerusalem, which Israel occupied and annexed in 1967, as a capital for their future state. Israel doesn't consider dividing the holy city in peace talks with the Palestinians.

Source: Xinhua

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