Palestinian official: ‘Gates of hell will open’ if Trump moves embassy

Another Palestinian official came out with a dramatic warning against Trump’s plan to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, saying it would open “the gates of hell.”

A member of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party warned on Saturday night that a major conflagration would break out all over the world if US President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his plan to move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“All chances for peace and stability will be lost,” said Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Qawasmeh. “The gates of hell will be opened in the region and the world.”

He also contended that “the free people of the world will not permit the passage of such a step.”

Qawasmeh’s remarks follow similar warnings from other Palestinian Authority officials. Most recently, the PA chairman said he will consider rescinding the PA’s recognition of the state of Israel’s existence if President-elect Trump follows through with his plan.

Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault referred to Trump’s plan to relocate the US embassy as a ‘provocation’ during the Paris summit on Sunday focusing on implementing a two-state solution between Israel and the PA.

By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News