Erekat Slams Canada for Support to East Jerusalem Annexation

RAMALLAH, January 18, 2015 (WAFA) – Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat Sunday criticized Canada’s unwavering support to Israel, including attempts at legitimizing the illegal Israeli annexation of Occupied East Jerusalem.

Erekat regretted the Canadian government’s decision to stand on “the wrong side of history by blindly supporting the Israeli occupation and its apartheid policies” and denounced Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird meeting with Israeli officials in occupied City of Jerusalem.

He explained, “Baird has contributed to Israeli violations of Palestinian inalienable rights, including our right to self-determination, by systematically lobbying against all Palestinian diplomatic initiatives.”

Meanwhile, Erekat thanked all international officials who have declined to meet with Baird after his infamous attempt at legitimizing the illegal Israeli annexation of Occupied East Jerusalem by meeting with Israeli officials in the occupied city in violation of Security Council resolution 476.

The Chief Negotiator called upon the Canadian government to apologize to Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims for standing in the way of recognizing an independent state of Palestine.

 

 

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