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10.12.17

Jerusalem: Arab league demands reversal of Trump’s position

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Jerusalem: Arab league demands reversal of Trump’s position
Arab foreign ministers have called on the United States to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, also calling on the international community to recognise a Palestinian state.
Arab League member ministers after an emergency meeting in Cairo said that the United States had ,,“withdrawn itself as a sponsor and broker” of the Israel Palestinian peace process with its controversial move.
The ministers met to formulate a response to the US decision, which has been roundly criticised in the Arab world and internationally.
Arab League chief , Ahmed Abul Gheit said the move by Trump is a dangerous development that places the United States in favour of the violation of international law and resolutions.
“We have taken a political decision not meant to reflect (what is going on in) the streets.Political work is responsible work.
“Jerusalem has been occupied for 50 years. This is an extended battle, a battle that will be escalated.
“Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a dangerous development that places the United States at a position of bias in favor of the occupation and the violation of international law and resolutions.
“The ministers agreed on demanding that the United States rescind its decision on Jerusalem…and the calling on the international community to recognise the state of Palestine…with east Jerusalem as its capital.”
“They also said they would head to the United Nations Security Council for a resolution condemning the US decision as a violation of international law.
Trump’s move has sparked protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as protests at Al-Azhar Mosque in the Egyptian capital.
The international community does not recognise the ancient city as Israel’s capital, insisting the issue can only be resolved in negotiations.

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