EGYPT PREPARES U.N. RESOLUTION AGAINST U.S. DECISION ON JERUSALEM: PARLIAMENT SPEAKER

CAIRO, Egypt, Egypt’s Parliament Speaker, Ali Abdel-Aal, said that, Egypt is preparing a UN resolution against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Speaking during a parliament session, Abdel-Aal said, Egypt has begun contacting all Arab leaders and a number of foreign officials for the resolution.

Abdel-Aal stressed that, Jerusalem will remain an Arab city, reiterating Egypt’s rejection of the U.S. decision to recognise the holy city as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

All Egyptian parliament members appeared at the session wearing a sash with “Jerusalem is Arab” written on it.

Abdel-Aal added that, Egypt’s representative to the United Nations Security Council, had called for holding an emergency session, to get the U.S. administration to withdraw its decision.

Jerusalem lies at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

While Israel took over East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 war, and declared the whole city as its eternal indivisible capital in 1980, it has not been recognised by the international community.

The Palestinians insist that, they should establish an independent state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, in the final settlement.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK