Palestinian News Item
Abbas: East Jerusalem will be capital of State of Palestine, and will be “open to all of the monotheistic religions”
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Sept. 14, 2018
Headline: "The [PA] president: Palestine is a role model of coexistence and social peace"
"[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received a delegation of clergy who represent the three monotheistic religions in Palestine at the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah yesterday [Sept. 13, 2018]. The president welcomed the religious leaders and emphasized that Palestine constitutes a role model of coexistence and social peace, which emphasizes that this people deserves an independent state of its own – whose capital is East Jerusalem – which will be open to all of the monotheistic religions."
Abbas has continuously condemned Jews "defiling" the holy sites with their "filthy feet." Other PA leaders have made similar statements.