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"We believe that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem would mean the end of the peace process," Saeb Erekat, second-in- command of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), said days ahead of a visit to the region by US President Donald Trump.
There has been no movement so far on the pledge which would break with decades of American policy on the city, home to some of the holiest sites in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The Palestinians and the Arab world fiercely oppose such a move which the international community has warned could spark fresh unrest.
"I hope that President Trump would give us a chance," Erekat said at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the Jordanian Dead Sea resort of Sweimeh.
"He said... He will not impose solutions on us or on the Israelis," Erekat said. "(But) the fact that he is going to move the embassy is imposition, is dictation."
Erekat said a Palestinian state without east Jerusalem as its capital would have "no meaning".
Trump, who arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday on his first foreign tour since taking office, is set to visit Israel on Monday and the occupied Palestinian territories on Tuesday.
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