PA goes to UN’s highest court to order US Embassy in Israel out of Jerusalem
The Palestinian Authority filed a case Friday with the United Nations’ highest court asking its judges to order Washington to remove the recently relocated U.S. embassy from Jerusalem.
The court said that the Palestinian Authority’s case asks its judges “to order the United States of America to withdraw the diplomatic mission from the Holy City of Jerusalem.”
Cases at the court can take years to complete. Its decisions are final and legally binding but are not always adhered to. No date was immediately set for hearings.
President Trump announced his decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in December. The move infuriated the so-called Palestinians, who claim the eternal capital of Israel as their capital.
Trump is trying to facilitate the “deal of the century” between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and bring the Arabs back to the negotiating table for the first time since 2014.