In a statement, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, said that this is not the first attempt by Israel to delegitimize the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); nor is it the first time the US administration withholds funding or threatens to do so as a form of political blackmail to serve its own interests.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called on EU states to swiftly recognize the state of Palestine in response to the US administration's recognition of Occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Amnesty International called on Israeli authorities to release the 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi who could face up to 10 years in prison over an altercation with Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank last month.
The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) condemned the visit of Mike Pence, the US vice-president to the region, especially his visit to the Occupied East Jerusalem and the Wall of Al-Buraq as (the Jewish Wailing Wall) and it considered this as a provocation to the feelings of Palestinian , Arab and Muslim masses , and a continuation for the American aggressive policy against our cause and national rights, after Trump's dangerous decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer his embassy to it.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who landed in Israel Sunday evening after spending 36 hours in Egypt and Jordan, has kicked off his meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling him he is honored to be in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.
Patrice Leclerc, mayor of Gennevilliers, a northern suburb of Paris, on Friday announced his decision to recognize the state of Palestine saying that the decision will be officially signed next Monday.