Saeed Abu Ali said the signing of al-Quds Call is of strategic importance and highlights the spiritual dimension of the city.
Rabat – The assistant to the secretary general of the Arab League for Palestinian affairs and occupied lands, Saeed Abu Ali, has commended King Mohammed VI’s and Pope Francis’s “al-Quds call.”
As the chairman of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s al-Quds Committee, King Mohammed VI signed the “al-Quds call” with Pope Francis on Saturday, March 30, to promote the holy character and spiritual significance of Jerusalem, known in Arabic as al-Quds al-Sharif, or the holy Jerusalem.
Abu Ali stated that the signing of the call is the strongest international response to all attempts at redefining the “occupied” Jerusalem and obscuring its religious identity.
“The signing of the document by the pope as world leader of Christianity and Morocco’s King as commander of the faithful and representative of Islam” Abu Ali stated, “serves as the strongest and most eloquent response thus far in reiterating Jerusalem’s multi-religious dimension.”
He added that Jerusalem is not for the Jews only, and nobody has the right to alter this reality.
Abu Ali noted that the spiritual dimension King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis brought is what gave the document strategic importance. He said the “al-Quds call” can be “nothing but the product of a wise man of faith.”
Believing that Jerusalem is a heritage of humankind and not the capital of Israel or Jews alone, Abu Ali called the document historic and a confrontation of the decision of the US government that ignored others’ rights and ties to the city.
Abu Ali insinuated that the Trump administration, which recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2017, poses a constant threat to the region.
The signing of the “al-Quds call” came within a week after the US also recognized Israel as sovereign over the Syrian Golan Heights territory.
“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” Trump tweeted on March 21.
Following President Donald Trump’s official recognition of the Golan Heights as Israel’s, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila stated that her country plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
However, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, who has authority over foreign policy, contradicted Dancila and opposed the claim.
In response to Dancila, Morocco postponed a visit by Romanian Senate President Calin Popescu Tariceanu to the kingdom that was scheduled for March 27-31. The Jordanian King Abdullah II also canceled his trip to Romania on March 27-28.