Palestinians Slam US Embassy Move Planned For Their Day Of 'Disaster'


Recall, 6 December the President of the United States Donald trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructed to move the American Embassy from tel Aviv.

Tensions over Trump's decision, especially in the Muslim world, have been brewing since the initial announcement of the embassy's relocation in early December 2017, with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas saying the USA could no longer mediate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

As reported, in December a year ago, the President of the United States Donald trump said the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite objections by the Palestinian side, which wants the Eastern part of the city was their capital.

It said through this move, the US had lost its credibility to sponsor a peace process "leading to a just and lasting solution to the conflict".

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Saturday called the USA administration's decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem as "a new and unsafe episode in the series of provocations and wrong decisions that have been going on since December".

That day is also known as the Nakba, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced from their homes during the birth of the state of Israel in 1948.

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The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called for a "public and official uprising" against the U.S. decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May.

Accordingly, on their official Twitter account, the PLO published a quote from Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian activist and scholar, saying that "They deliberately chose a tragic day in Palestinian history, as an act of gratuitous cruelty adding insult to injury".

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmad Abu Al-Ghait on Saturday said the USA decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was a "provocation".

The massive protests were held in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and al-Quds (Jerusalem) with demonstrators eventually clashing with the Israeli security forces.

"This is an unacceptable step".

Israel has claimed East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians regard as the capital of its future independent state, as part of its "indivisible capital", in a move never recognized internationally.