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Pope Francis called for respect for the «status quo» of Jerusalem

Speaking at the Vatican the Palestinian delegation, Pope Francis said that it is necessary to respect «the rights of all people» in the Holy Land and «status quo» of Jerusalem, reports AFP.

These comments were made in light of the fact that on Wednesday, November 6, according to media reports, the US President Donald trump will announce the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will report on the intention to move the American Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

5 Dec Donald trump has informed on intention to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem all the leaders of the middle East region. He discussed this matter with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan’s king Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi.

The Agency Reuters with reference to the press service of «Muckaty» reports that Palestinian authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, in turn, appealed to Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of France Emmanuel Makron and the king of Jordan Abdullah II, urging them to intervene and influence the President of a trump, to prevent the transfer of the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The leaders of the League of Arab States, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Jordan opposed the recognition by the Americans of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned trump about the danger of such a step as moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Jordan calls for the convening of an emergency Arab League summit on the issue.

The terrorist organization Hamas called on all Palestinian factions to intensify the intifada, in the case of the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. The evening of 5 December, the leadership of Hamas declared Friday a «day of rage», making a call for terrorist groups to reaffirm their «commitment to the resistance.»

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the 10-th channel ITV, at a closed meeting of the parliamentary Committee on foreign Affairs and defence issued a statement that the transfer of the us Embassy in Jerusalem could lead to increased Arab terror.

Pope Francis called for respect for the «status quo» of Jerusalem
06.12.2017

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