"If the United States relocates its embassy to Jerusalem, this will be another crime against international law, a new crime, a new aggressive action against the Palestinian people… And we, certainly, will meet this decision with the people's resistance, with an intifada. All who advocate peace among the Arabs and among the Israelis must oppose this action," Hawatmeh said at a press conference in Moscow.
The official noted that the Israeli authorities didn't leave any possibility for the continuation of talks on the Palestinian-Israeli settlement.
"Right and far right governments of Israel that succeed each other do not leave any possibility for serious and responsible negotiations to solve the Palestinian problem," Hawatmeh said at a press conference in Moscow.
According to Hawatmeh, the Palestinian problem is now going through a very difficult stage, which is the result of Israeli and US policies that have become even more aggressive toward Palestine and the Middle East after the election of US President Donald Trump.
By deciding to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy to this city, Trump showed that the "issue of Jerusalem was just removed from the agenda of talks," the DFLP leader stressed.
Hawatmeh has also threatened Washington with protests in front of US embassies by Palestinians living in other countries.
The US Plans on Jerusalem
In February, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that Washington would open its new embassy in Jerusalem in May to mark the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel.
Last December, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instructed the US State Department to launch the process of moving the US embassy, currently located in Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem.
The step has prompted criticism from a number of states, first and foremost those in the Middle East and Palestine, and triggered a wave of protests in the region.
Following Trump's decision, Hamas announced the beginning of the third "intifada." The previous intifada uprisings in 1987-1991 and 2000-2005 left hundreds of Israelis and thousands of Palestinians dead.
The first Palestinian intifada was a Palestinian struggle against the Israeli occupation of the territories conquered during the 1967 Six-Day War, while the second uprising was provoked by visits of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and a group of his supporters of the Temple Mount. While the second intifada had declined, the situation still has remained tense.