The European Union has affirmed the commitment of the Member States not to transfer any of its headquarters to East Jerusalem, in response to the recent American step of merging its consulate with its embassy in Jerusalem.


Al Ray reports that EU spokesman Shadi Othman said, in a press statement, that the EU is committed to the position of European countries, which confirms that East Jerusalem is an occupied land, and that this position will not change.


There is a European consensus on the commitment of European countries not to transfer any of its decisions to Jerusalem, and this confirms the permanent position of the Union as being committed to the resolutions of legitimacy, which calls for a just solution to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict based on these resolutions, especially with regard to the city of Jerusalem, he added.

In December of 2017, the administration of US President Donald H. Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in violation of international consensus and UN resolutions that regard the eastern part of Jerusalem as an occupied part.