Birds fly on a foggy day near the Dome of the Rock, located in Jerusalem’s Old City, at Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Jan. 2, 2018. (REUTERS)
Palestinian Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh rejected statements made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that US nationals born in Jerusalem can have their place of birth listed as "Israel" on their passports.
The presidential spokesman was quoted by WAFA news agency as stating that Jerusalem is occupied land, rejecting and slamming Pompeo’s statements as a flagrant violation of international law and legitimacy.
He reiterated that Jerusalem and its Islamic and Christian holy sites are a red line and the essence of security and stability in the entire region.