RAMALLAH, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- A Palestinian official on Tuesday slammed statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said that Jerusalem will remain Israel's indivisible capital.
"Netanyahu's statements contradict with the basis of the two- state solution and the international resolutions, which emphasize that East Jerusalem is the capital of the future Palestinian state, " said Adnan Al-Husseini, minister of Jerusalem affairs in the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).
"Such remarks show the reality of Netanyahu, who blocks the peace process and the ongoing U.S.-sponsored peace negotiations," Al-Husseini told Xinhua.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday morning, Netanyahu said Jerusalem will remain the indivisible capital of Israel as long as he remained in his post. He was talking after casting ballot in Jerusalem's municipal elections. About 300,000 Palestinians are now living in Jerusalem. And efforts are made to boycott the elections. Al-Husseini said the boycott was a reminder of the city's status that it was under Israeli occupation.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem and annexed it in 1967.