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Issam Younis rejects the position the United States has taken on Jerusalem and stresses that it will not change the legal status of the occupied city

07-12-2017 10:50

Issam Younis, Al Mezan’s Director General, condemns the US move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—an action that is wrong both morally and legally. Such recognition amounts to a blatant breach of UN resolutions 476, 478, and 181 and undermines the rights of the Palestinian people.

 

The action must be viewed as support of Israel’s efforts to undermine the Arab and Islamic status of the Holy City, and therefore a threat to international peace. Issam Younis calls on the international community to reject the US’s unprecedented decision in line with the above UN resolutions. The time is now for international law-based engagement in the conflict that prioritizes ending impunity and allowing justice to prevail.  

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