Palestinians Threaten Revenge if U.S. Moves Embassy to Yerushalayim


The Palestinians have threatened to take diplomatic revenge against the United States if the incoming Trump administration follows through on a campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim, The Times of Israel reported on Sunday.

Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Riyad Mansour warned that if the U.S. does so, he will make life “miserable” for the American delegation at the U.N.

“If they try to attack us by moving the embassy to Jerusalem, which is a violation of Security Council resolutions and a violation of Resolution 181… it means they are showing belligerency against us,” Mansour told a gathering of the Jerusalem Fund Foundation in Washington on Friday.

“Maybe I cannot have resolutions in the Security Council”—due to the U.S. veto—“but I can make their lives miserable every day by precipitating a veto on my admission as a member state,” he said.

“Nobody should blame us for unleashing all of the weapons that we have in the U.N. to defend ourselves, and we have a lot of weapons in the U.N.,” Mansour added.