Via Times of Israel:

The Palestinians criticized Thursday the US Democratic Party’s decision a day earlierto return language to their party platform that affirmed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Nabil Abu Rdeneh, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Democrat’s decision might just be “election propaganda.” He said a failure to recognize the Palestinian claim to East Jerusalem will “destroy the peace process” and lead to “endless war.”

On Wednesday, the Democratic Party reinstated language into its platform affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, after it came under fire for removing it.

According to campaign officials for President Barack Obama, the re-addition of the statement was a result of intervention by the US president.

The language is at odds with US policy calling for the status of Jerusalem to be resolved through negotiations.

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