Palestinians express concern over possible relocation of UK embassy in Israel
British Prime Minister Liz Truss has said she is reviewing whether or not to keep the embassy where it is.
"Any change in the status quo in Jerusalem would undermine the two-state solution and will be considered a tacit recognition of the city’s annexation to Israel, which will encourage the occupying state," Shtayyeh said at a weekly cabinet meeting in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Israel's prime minister has already said he was grateful that Truss was considering the move.
The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018, in a move that broke with decades of convention and was seen as a betrayal to Palestinians and their hopes for statehood.
Israel considers Jerusalem as its capital, while some Palestinians hope for occupied East Jerusalem – annexed in 1967 – to be the capital of any future state of theirs.
A spokesperson for the British government's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office told Reuters in a statement that Truss "understands the importance and sensitivity of the location of the British embassy in Israel".
"We are undertaking a review of the current location to ensure that we are in the best possible position to continue promoting British interests in Israel, peace and stability in the region, and in support of a two-state solution," the spokesperson said. "We will not speculate on the outcome of any review before it concludes."