Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member, made a statement in regards to the recent comments by U.S President Donald Trump in France, WAFA reported.

In a statement, Dr. Ashrawi said “This ignorance has also been evident in the actions and the biased positions taken by Trump, including the endorsement of Israel’s illegal annexation of occupied Jerusalem as well as the malicious campaign against UNRWA and Palestinian refugees.”

“Using humanitarian aid as a coercive tool and de-funding schools and hospitals has destructive implications and will aggravate the deteriorating humanitarian situation here. It is time for the Trump administration to realize the fact that Palestinian rights and dignity are not for sale.”

The statement concluded “Throughout history, Palestinians have remained steadfast and resilient. We will continue to pursue our non-negotiable rights of self-determination and freedom with unwavering resolve. To that end, Palestine will continue to work with responsible international partners who share our commitment to the international rules-based order and recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable rights to self-determination and freedom.”.

Source : WAFA
Edited for IMEMC : Ali Salam