Wednesday, December 13, 2017
News

Trump's decision on Jerusalem has opened 'gates of hell', warns Arab world

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi/London [India/U.K.] | December 7, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
 
The Arab world has denounced the United States's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and said the holy city would continue to remain "eternal capital of the State of Palestine" and President Donald Trump's move has opened "the gates of hell".

Leading the charge, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a televised speech on Wednesday, said their leadership would not accept the move and announced that the U.S. could no longer participate in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

Palestine Liberation Organization echoed Abbas' comments and said they have "destroyed the two-state solution".

The U.S. President has "disqualified his country from any role whatsoever" in the peace process, media reports quoted Saeb Erekat, chief

negotiator for the Palestinians, as saying.

The Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas, vociferously condemned the Trump's announcement, which was termed "historic" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The reversal of policy has opened "the gates of hell" and the decision "will not succeed in changing the fact that Jerusalem is an Arab

Muslim land," independent.co.uk quoted a militant group's spokesperson as saying.

Egypt, which shares borders with both Israel and Gaza, where mostly Palestinians reside, too condemned the move and, in a statement, said such unilateral decisions go against international resolutions.

Another Muslim majority country, Turkey, too, slammed Trump's announcement.

"We condemn the irresponsible statement of the U.S. administration that we learnt with great concern, declaring that it recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and it will be moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem," Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. (ANI)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
New York bombing suspect warned Trump on...
US ready for North Korea talks without p...
Turkish president meets Palestinian coun...
Trump accused of 'slut shaming' US Senat...
Athens kicks off holiday season celebrat...
Trump signs defense policy bill worth ne...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Delhi: 13 trains late, 10 cancelled due ...
School headmaster arrested for harassing...
Hearing on petition seeking lifetime ban...
Andhra CM stresses on digitization...
HAL striving to achieve basic certificat...
Journalist, author Rabisankar Bal dead...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau afraid of gho... 
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants... 
Turkish president meets Palestinian... 
Ed Sheeran is Amazon music's most-s... 
Woody Harrelson in talks to join To... 
Marvel's 'The Punisher' gets renewe... 
School headmaster arrested for hara... 
Earthquake hits Iran's Northern and... 
 
 
loading...