Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Palestinian Authority mulls establishing own Jerusalem municipal council
(Worthy News) - The Palestinian Authority is considering a proposal to create a municipal council in east Jerusalem.
If established, the council would be the first major official Palestinian presence in the capital since 2001, when Israel removed the PLO from the Orient House, its former Jerusalem headquarters.
Mohammed Shtayyeh, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, told the al-Quds daily Palestinian newspaper on Sunday that the Palestinian leadership is currently reviewing the proposal because Israel rejected the PA’s request to hold elections in Jerusalem.
The Prime Minister’s Office did not respond to requests for comment. Netanyahu has repeatedly said Israel considers Jerusalem its “eternal and undivided capital” and will not entertain proposals to concede the eastern half of the city to the Palestinian Authority. [ Source ]