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US Recognition of Jerusalem: Arab League to Hold Emergency Meeting

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Rabat – Foreign ministers at the Arab League Council will hold an emergency meeting Saturday in Cairo to “review the developments regarding the US president’s recognition of the city of Al Quds as the capital Israel.”

At the request of Palestine and Jordan and with the support of Morocco, the Arab league will gather to discuss actions to be taken regarding President Donald Trump’s decision, “which undermines the legal and historical status of Al Quds,” according to a document by the Palestinian delegation to the League of Arab States.

“The US announcement is a flagrant violation of international law, Security Council resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention,” the document says.

League Secretary-General Ahmed Abdul-Geith strongly condemned on Wednesday the US’s willingness to recognize Al Quds as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy in Israel to the holy city.

Many Arab leaders, including King Mohammed VI, King Abdullah of Jordan, and King Abdulaziz bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, attempted to stop Trump from taking the decision.

Despite international pressure, Trump “opened the gates of hell,” in the words of Hamas, and formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, becoming the first ever president to ever do so.

“It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” said Trump during his speech at the White House, which was delivered on Wednesday at 1 p.m. local time.

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