Jerusalem Remains The Capital Of Palestine – Says Jordan King Abdullah As He Rejects Trump Decision

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December 13, 2017 – Jerusalem Remains The Capital Of Palestine – Says Jordan’s King Abdullah As He Rejects Trump’s Decision

King Abdullah today rejected any attempt to change the status of Jerusalem or its Holy sites and threatened that peace will not reign in the region without a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“All violence… is a result of a failure to find a peaceful solution to the Palestinian issue,” he told an emergency summit of Muslim leaders in Turkey.

King Abdullah’s Hashemite dynasty is custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, making Amman particularly sensitive to any changes of status after the Trump’s administration’s decision to recognise it as Israel’s capital.

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Also speaking, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said, the Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was the “greatest crime” and a flagrant violation of international law.

“Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of Palestine,” he told an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Turkey. He said the United States was giving away Jerusalem as if it were an American city.

“It crosses all the red lines,” he said.

Abbas said it was unacceptable for the U.S. to have a role in the Middle East peace process because it was biased in favor of Israel.

Earlier, President Recep Erdogan called Israel a “terrorist state” and proposed to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine in response to the US decision to recognise the city as the capital of Israel.

“Having violated the international norms, the U.S. declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Taking a few steps there is enough to realise that the city is occupied. Israel is a terrorist state.

“I urge to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of the occupied state of Palestine,” Erdogan said at an extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul.

Erdogan expressed gratitude to the states that had condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision on Israel and

expressed hope that the UN member states would “demonstrate their right position. ”

The summit ia was also attended by leaders including Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir. Rouhani tweeted that Trump’s decision showed the United States had no respect for Palestinian rights and could never be an honest mediator.

The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Bashir over his alleged role in war crimes including genocide in Sudan’s Darfur province, but Turkey is not a member of the court and not obliged to implement the warrants.

[AFP]

4 thoughts on “Jerusalem Remains The Capital Of Palestine – Says Jordan King Abdullah As He Rejects Trump Decision

  1. MOSLEMS ARE BEING PERSECUTED IN MYANMAR ,ISLAMIC LEADERS DID NOTHING OR SEND AN ENVOY TO THE REGION TO QUENCH IT,IBB SECRETLY SIGNED UP THE NATION TO OIC,NOBODY STARTLED,LOADS OF AMMUNITIONS CAPTURED IN LAGOS SEAPORT FROM IRANIAN VESSEL REMAINED A MYSTERY.ELZAKY ZAKY IS BEING DETAINED ,FOLLOWERS MASSACRED AND NNAMDI KANU WHEREABOUTS IS UNKNOWN COS THE EMIR OF ASO ROCK INCITED VIOLENCE ON HIS PEOPLE BUT U WONT HEAR NOTHING FROM THE SULTAN CALIPHATE.JERUSALEM IS IN ISRAEL AND CAN CHOOSE THEIR CAPITAL.1967 CEASE FIRE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE BEST IMPLEMENTATION BUT IT HAS BEEN POLITICIZED.WEST,GAZA STRIP AND TERRITORY CAN BE CEDED TO PALESTINE TO BE ITS CAPITAL AND FORMALLY DECLARE THEM A COUNTRY.IT CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH DIPLOMACY AND NOT THROWING STICKS AND BRIMSTONES.ARAB WORLD SHOULD STOP PLAYING TO THE GALLERY

  2. He is only deceiving himself. Even koran agrees that Jerusalem is a Holy Land for Israelites. What is holy in your bloody religion, tell me Abdullah

  3. You can only deceive yourself not us. What MR Trump said is the gospel truth. You can’t change it. You can only send more terrorist to the place but God will not let u and your evil men prevail against his people.

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