Dhahran summit announces Trump's Al-Quds (Jerusalem) move void Published: Tue, 17-April-2018

The Arab leaders participating in the 29th Arab League summit held in the Saudi city of Dhahran on Sunday confirmed the Arab identity of East Al-Quds (Jerusalem), the capital of the state of Palestine.

In the concluding statement of the summit, named "Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Summit", the Arab leaders stressed the right of Palestine to sovereignty over all territories occupied since 1967 including East Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

They called for peace as a strategic option and a way to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict in accordance with the Arab peace initiative launched by Saudi Arabia in 2002.

They also expressed their rejection of the US decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel's capital and move the US embassy in Israel to the holy city. They announced the decision "null" and "void" and a "grave breach of international law".

Dhahran summit strongly condemned Israel's illegal settlement policy pursued in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 including East Al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The summit pledged $100 million per month to support Palestine in light of the pressure and the financial crisis it is going through.

Earlier on Sunday, the 29th Arab League summit kicked off under the name "Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Summit, and it was attended by 14 Arab leaders.

In December 2017, the US president Donald Trump recognized Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel sparking widespread international condemnation.

Source: Palestinian Information Center