Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Muslim scholars urge ‘uprising’ over US’ Jerusalem embassy move

By Hussein Qabani, Cairo on 25/02/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,359

•U.S. President Donald Trump
•U.S. President Donald Trump

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. 

On Friday, Washington announced that it would move its embassy on May 14, to coincide with the day the state of Israel was established and officially recognised by the U.S. administration in 1948. 

“We call for a Palestinian, Arab and Islamic uprising against this American aggression,” IUMS Secretary General Ali al-Qaradaghi said in a statement on Sunday. 

“Jerusalem is the cause of [our Muslim] nation and abandoning it or changing its identity will be a disgrace,” he said, going on to describe the U.S. move as a “declaration of war on Muslims and a step to legitimise an illegitimate occupation”. 

On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, triggering world outcry and protests across the Palestinian territories. 

Jerusalem remains at the heart of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem – now occupied by Israel – might eventually serve as capital of an independent Palestinian state. 

Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, during the 1967 Middle East war. 

In a move never recognised by the international community, Israel annexed the entire city in 1980 claiming it as its “eternal and undivided” capital. 

International law continues to view the West Bank and East Jerusalem as “occupied territories” and considers all Jewish settlement construction there as illegal. (Anadolu Agency)

Source News Express

Posted 25/02/2018 8:05:59 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
‘Obi’s revolution’ way out of Nigeria’s education woes...

N4.7b lost as a result of Buhari’s visit...

Edo State @ 26: Obaseki pledges to transform...

Again, Osun offers free train for Christmas, New...

2019: Defence Chief reads Riot Act to politicians...

Planned exit from 90 world bodies may cost...

We may resume hostilities —MEND •Berates National Assembly...

No mercy for Ombatse killer cult —Gov. Al-Makura;...

Malnutrition a major cause of death among women,...

US Presidency: Conservative cabal schemes to stop Trump...

Senator Ojudu, Jonathan’s aide exchange words over mobile...

UNICEF donates cars to Anambra

 

Latest News FG gets seven-day ultimatum to unfreeze Peter Obi’s account The true story of Boko Haram massacre of troops at Metele — Surviving soldier Igbos may lose 2023 presidency to South-West, says Ngige Oil marketers order shutdown of depots over N800b subsidy debts Lassa fever kills three, afflicts 13 in Edo, Ondo, Gombe, Plateau, Kano Electoral Act: APC, PDP playing games with national stability — Olawepo-Hashim Over 10,000 female children abused daily in Nigeria — Group ‘I pay N100 daily to sleep under Oshodi Bridge: Arrested miscreant APC, party of vagabonds — ASUU Ambode laments killing of 18 LASTMA officers on duty Don’t be selective in fighting corruption, NBA tells FG Calabar carnival to host presidential candidates

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (429,319 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,480 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,412 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (280,764 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,593 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,144 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (211,898 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,139 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,369 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,320 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,069 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,581 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,870) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (972) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (311) International (2,800) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (64) News (41,307) Opinion (1,150) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,096) Religion (911) Sports (1,812) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera