Arab League condemns US Jerusalem move

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The head of the Arab League has called US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “dangerous and unacceptable” and a “flagrant attack on a political solution” to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.

The statement by Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, the regional bloc’s secretary-general, came after an emergency meeting of foreign ministers from 22 Arab states in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, on Saturday.

Aboul-Gheit said Trump’s decision was “against international law and raises questions over American efforts to support peace” between Palestine and Israel.

The shift in US policy “undermines Arab confidence” in the Trump administration and “amounts to the legalisation” of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, he added.

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Leaders from across the globe made similar remarks in the days before and after Trump’s announcement on Wednesday. The US president also ordered the US embassy be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

World leaders said the move could derail peace efforts.

During an emergency meeting, UN Security Council members on Friday widely condemned Trump’s decision, which sparked deadly protests in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.

Demonstrations denouncing the US move were held in a number of other Muslim countries too.

Source:- Aljazeera English

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