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PA Security Forces spokesman on US decision on Jerusalem: The Palestinian people will defend Jerusalem “with all of its capabilities;” "Allah wanted us as Palestinians to carry out Ribat in Jerusalem”

Headline: "Al-Damiri: Transferring the embassy will place the US in a confrontation with the states of the region"
      “General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and [PA] Security Forces Official Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri said that if the American administration transfers its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state [Israel], this will put the US in a confrontation with all of the peoples of the region and the entire world. This will also turn it from a state that is biased in favor of the occupation into a state that is a partner in the occupation, will endanger its interests in the region, and will disprove its false claims according to which it respects international law and the decisions of international bodies…
Al-Damiri added that American President [Donald Trump’s] signature on the decision to transfer the embassy will threaten the interests of his country in the region, and will be met with unexpected responses on the official and popular level. This is because playing with the future of Jerusalem is a dangerous red line from a national, religious, and human perspective. He also added that Jerusalem has been the key to war and the key to peace for many generations.
He said: 'Today we are waging a fateful battle over Jerusalem, the diamond in the crown, and the eternal capital of Palestine. The American government led by Trump is trying to play with a serious matter for us as Muslim and Christian Palestinians. If this happens, the US will turn from a state that is the patron of the cause of peace in the region to a state that is occupying Jerusalem, and we will treat it as we treat the Israeli occupation.' He added that everyone must prepare for the next step after Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem [as the capital of Israel], and said that the Palestinian people, with all of its components, will not accept this and will come out with all of its capabilities to defend Jerusalem, which is not only Palestinian, but also Arab and Islamic, and Allah wanted us as Palestinians to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem and its surroundings; we will defend it and protect this precious diamond with all of our force.’"
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