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Lashing out at President Trump’s announcement of declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Kashmir head priest Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said that OIC should take strong note of it and should also act unitedly against the anti-Muslim moves.
Mirwaiz said, “We urge the UN to take action in accordance with UN Charter. The OIC should take strong note and act unitedly against this anti-Muslim move.”
He wrote on Twitter, “People of #Kashmir strongly denounces the the US Presidents move to announce #AlQudsAlSharief (Jerusalem) as the so-called capital of Israel,we urge the UN to take action in accordance with UN charter.OIC should take strong note and act unitedly against this anti Muslim move.”
The Arab world has also denounced the United States’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and said the holy city would continue to remain “eternal capital of the State of Palestine” and President Donald Trump’s move has opened “the gates of hell.”
Leading the charge, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a televised speech on Wednesday, said their leadership would not accept the move and announced that the U.S. could no longer participate in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
Hamas also vociferously condemned the Trump’s announcement, which was termed “historic” by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Egypt, which shares borders with both Israel and Gaza, where mostly Palestinians reside, too condemned the move and, in a statement, said such unilateral decisions go against international resolutions.
Turkey too slammed Trump's announcement.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has convened a meeting on Friday.
At least eight of the 15 members of the Security Council, including Britain and France — the two permanent members which closely align themselves on most of the global issues — joined by other non-permanent members — Bolivia, Egypt, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, Britain and Uruguay — asked for a special meeting of the top decision-making wing of the New York-headquartered world body.
Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of US and international policy on the holy city. He also directed the State Department to immediately begin the process of construction of a US Embassy in Jerusalem.
His announcement has outraged several countries.
Many of American allies and partners have criticised. Trump for the controversial decision.
British Prime Minister Theresa May in a statement said she disagreed with the US announcement to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement.
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