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AU questions US decision on Jerusalem

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Addis Ababa, Dec 8: The African Union Commission questioned the United State’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. US President Dold Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city and the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, notes with deep concern the decision of the United States Government to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel,” AU indicated in a statement released on Thursday, Xinhua reported. According to the statement, the decision “will only increase tensions in the region and beyond and further complicate the search for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” “The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the solidarity of the African Union with the Palestinian people and its support to their legitimate quest for an independent and sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital,” the statement added. (IANS)

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