On Monday, Trump signed a proclamation to recognize Israel’s authority over the occupied Golan Heights.
Rabat – Arab world leaders have reiterated their rejection of the US President’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in 1967. It annexed the territory in 1981 and has since maintained control over it.
During the 30th Arab League summit in Tunis, Arab leaders expressed their full support for the Palestinian cause.
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi said that “it is unreasonable for the Arab region to continue to be at the forefront of tensions and crisis.”
In addition to King Salman, Egypt’s Abdelfattah Al Sissi also condemned the move.
Commenting on the decision, King Salman of Saudi Arabia said: “We reiterate our categorical rejection of measures that would undermine Syrian sovereignty over the Golan.”
However, political observers said that Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, including UAE, would do little to protect the rights of Palestinians due to their close diplomatic ties with the Trump administration.
Political analyst at Qatar University Majed al-Ansari told Al Jazeera that “there is very little intention to come up with very clear outcomes other than the usual discourse of establishing Palestine right and the general Arab stance on regional issues.”
On March 28, King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah II of Jordan condemned rejected Trump’s unilateral policies on the Palestinian issue and the occupied Golan Heights.
The two monarchs said Trump’s decision violates international law and reiterated their principled support for Syria’s territorial integrity.
The two Kings also reiterated unwavering support for the Palestinian cause, emphasizing the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.