On Friday, the American president announced that the US had brokered an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo, two Balkan archrivals, two decades after they went through a bloody war.
From the deal, however, came out two unexpected decisions too. Serbia said that it would relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, some three years after Washington, in a highly provocative move, recognized the city as Israel’s “capital.”
Majority-Muslim Kosovo, for its part, vowed that it would recognize the occupying regime, adding that it would also set up its diplomatic mission in Jerusalem al-Quds after earning Israel’s recognition.
The move comes as Kosovo desperately seeks to further legitimize its 2008 declaration of independence and statehood.
“Palestine has become a victim of the electoral ambitions of President Trump, whose team would take any action, no matter how destructive for peace... to achieve his re-election" in November, Saeb Erekat tweeted on Friday.
His comments were made hours after Kosovo and Serbia announcements, suggesting that they were more to bolster Trump's re-election prospects in two months while victimizing Palestine and its cause.