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‘No peace or stability’ unless Jerusalem recognised as capital: Palestinian Prez

AFP
Published : Dec 13, 2017, 4:20 pm IST
Updated : Dec 13, 2017, 4:20 pm IST

‘Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state,’ Mahmud Abbas said.

He slammed the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a ‘gift’ to the ‘Zionist movement.’ (Photo: File)
 He slammed the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a ‘gift’ to the ‘Zionist movement.’ (Photo: File)

Istanbul: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas Wednesday warned that there could be "no peace or stability" in the Middle East until Jerusalem is recognised as the capital of a Palestinian state.

"Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state... There will be no peace, no stability without that," Abbas told an emergency meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul.

 

He slammed the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a "gift" to the "Zionist movement" as if he "were giving away an American city," adding that Washington no longer had any role to play in the Middle East peace process.

Tags: mahmud abbas, donald trump, benjamin netanyahu, jerusalem as capital
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