Moving Brazil's Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would be an "attack" on Palestinian people and a breach of international law, the Palestinian envoy to the Latin American country said Tuesday.
The comments by Ibrahim Alzeben come days before Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro makes an official visit to Israel where his earlier pledge to move the Embassy from Tel Aviv is expected to be raised.
"Moving the Embassy of any country... is a violation of international law and an attack on the Palestinian people," Alzeben told AFP.
After taking power in January, Bolsonaro reiterated his promise to follow US President Donald Trump's lead in relocating the embassy to Jerusalem.
Virtually all countries agree that Jerusalem's status can only be defined through wider Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
So far, only the United States and Guatemala have broken with that consensus by opening embassies in Jerusalem. Paraguay backtracked on a decision last year to move its embassy. Israel and the US have spoken with Honduras about its embassy going to Jerusalem.
The Palestinians cut off ties with the Trump administration after its decision was first announced in December, 2017, saying the government's pro-Israel bias meant it could no longer lead peace negotiations between them and Israel.