Turkey condemns Israel’s East Al-Quds (Jerusalem) residency law Published: Mon, 12-March-2018

Turkey on Saturday condemned a law passed by the Israeli Parliament which allows it to revoke the permanent residency status of Palestinians in East Al-Quds (Jerusalem) under certain conditions.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “We reject this illegitimate step that reveals Israel’s intention to increase efforts to change the demography of East Al-Quds (Jerusalem), disregarding the basic human rights of Palestinians.”

The ministry noted that the permanent residency of thousands of Palestinians living in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) has been revoked since the Israeli occupation in 1967.

Al-Quds (Jerusalem) remains at the heart of the Palestine-Israel conflict, with Palestinians hoping that occupied East Al-Quds (Jerusalem) might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

Source: Middle East Monitor