King Mohammed VI has reiterated his rejection of the US administration’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer its embassy to the holy city, and renewed Morocco’s strong and unwavering solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people in defending their just cause, mainly that of the city of Al Quds. US President Donald Trump sparked international outcry last December when he announced his unilateral decision. King Mohammed VI who described this decision as “an unfortunate development in the process of the Palestinian cause and our first cause, Al Quds, reiterated his refusal of this unilateral act that runs counter to the will continuously expressed by the international community”. The international community, through relevant UNSC resolutions, has repeatedly called for refraining from any action likely to alter Al Quds’ established historical, political, and legal status. Infringement of the internationally recognized legal and historical status of Jerusalem means one runs the risk of hurling the Palestinian issue into the quagmire of religious and ideological conflict, King Mohammed VI warned.
Source: The North Africa Journal May 14, 2018 17:48 UTC