Ban on split Jerusalem

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BETH­LE­HEM: The Is­raeli min­is­te­rial com­mit­tee for leg­isla­tive af­fairs re­port­edly ap­proved on Sun­day a bill that “pro­hibits the di­vi­sion of Jerusalem city”, in any fu­ture Is­raeli-Pales­tinian peace deal, ac­cord­ing to Pales­tinian Author­ity-owned news agency Wafa.

Wafa quoted an of­fi­cial Is­raeli govern­ment ra­dio sta­tion as say­ing that the bill was unan­i­mously ap­proved by the com­mit­tee, and that if passed by the Knes­set, Is­rael’s par­lia­ment, any di­vi­sion of Jerusalem in peace talks would be pro­hib­ited, un­less the di­vi­sion was sup­ported by a vote of at least 80 MKs. Is­rael has long claimed Jerusalem as its cap­i­tal.

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