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Egypt: Israel vote on Jerusalem violates international law

A general overview of a meeting held in Knesset, Israel [File photo]
A general overview of a meeting held in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset [File photo]

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zaid on Wednesday described the new “united Jerusalem” law – which will make it more difficult to change Jerusalem’s status or boundaries – as a violation of international legitimacy on Jerusalem, Anadolu reports.

Late Monday, the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) approved a bill making it necessary to obtain the approval of 80 out of 120 assembly members — rather than a simple majority — to change Jerusalem’s official status or municipal boundaries.

The move comes less than one month after US President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, drawing widespread condemnation from across the Arab and Muslim world.

Read: Israel arrested 620 Palestinians since Trump’s move on Jerusalem

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