Arab Parliament to hold emergency meeting

Meeting called to discuss US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Arab Parliament Speaker Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami.
By Staff writer
Thu 07 Dec 2017 11:12 AM

Arab Parliament called an emergency meeting to discuss the repercussions of the American administration's decision to recognise the occupied city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and its plan to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City

Speaker Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami said members of the Arab Parliament - representing various groups in Arab society - will issue a resolution to reflect the "pulse of the Arab street", following this "dangerous" decision by the US administration, news agency WAM said. 

Dr. Al-Salami the US decision "is a flagrant challenge to all international conventions and resolutions, a threat to international peace and security, and provokes the sentiments of Arabs, Muslims and the international community, alike."

He added that the US decision was established based on a "unilateral will to change the current legal status" of the occupied city, defying the framework of international references and relevant UN resolutions.

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