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Muslim Brotherhood: Jerusalem is occupied, US cannot change status quo

December 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Demonstrators shout slogans and hold Palestinian flags during a protest against the US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on 7 December 2017 in Nablus, West Bank [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

Jerusalem is an occupied city and UN resolutions do not allow its status to be unilaterally changed, a statement by the Muslim Brotherhood said yesterday.

Released after US President Donald Trump announced that his administration will recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and move its embassy to the occupied city, the statement expressed the group’s condemnation of Trump’s decision and reiterated its firm position on the Palestinian cause, which it believes is the most important cause of the Arabs and Muslims.

“The Arab and Muslim nations’ right to the holy city of Jerusalem is a deeply rooted right in history and in the present, such unfair decisions will not change this fact, regardless of the source or form of the decisions.”

The group also urged Arab and Muslim leaders to hold an emergency summit in order for their efforts to be united and to make decisions in favour of the cause and in support of the steadfastness and struggle of the Palestinian people to restore all of their legitimate rights.

It also called on the PA to sever all forms of communication and security coordination with the occupation authorities and to file a complaint against the US to the Security Council for violating international law and the resolutions issued by the Council regarding Jerusalem. It also called for moving forward with all the suits and war crime cases against Israel in the ICC.

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