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Fatah calls on Arabs to boycott countries who move their embassies to Jerusalem

People come together to protest against US President Donald Trump's decision reorganise Jerusalem as Israel's capital [Ali Jadallah/Apaimages]

Fatah has called on Arab states to boycott countries which move their embassies to Jerusalem, the New Khaleej reported yesterday.

This call came two days after the Guatemalan president announcement that his country’s plans to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In a statement, Fatah spokesman Jamal Nazzal called on Arab and Muslim states to make the countries who change their stance on Jerusalem lose “the benefit of their relations with the Arabs and Muslims.”

“What is requested is to make those who downplay our civilised position and political rights pay a high price,” Nazzal said in his statement, adding that “we must deal with Jerusalem as an issue of honour.”

He also warned of the “temptations” offered or “pressures” put on certain countries to make them change their policies regarding Jerusalem.

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The Fatah official stressed on the “importance to use money and wealth of the Arabs and Muslims to undermine plans of the countries which downgrade our civilisations as Arabs and Muslims.”

On Sunday, Guatemalan president announced he would follow the US footsteps and move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem.

In the wake of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his government had been in contact with other countries which planned to follow Trump’s move

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