Palestinians Take China’s Side Against Pelosi Visit to Taiwan

By Hamodia Staff

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Ludovic Marin/Pool via AP )

YERUSHALAYIM — Palestinian leadership came out against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan on Tuesday.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s office issued a statement affirming  support for the People’s Republic of China, ‘its sovereignty and territorial integrity” and called “for stopping any actions that contradict the one-China policy and stresses its right to defend its sovereign, security and development interests,” the statement said.

China has been a longtime supporter of the Palestinian cause.

Beijing has protested Pelosi’s visit as a provocation aimed at disputing its claim that the independent island nation is a part of China and will eventually be brought back under its control.

Pelosi said in a statement just after her arrival on Tuesday that her delegation’s visit “honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.”

China threatened “targeted” military action in response.

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