Saudi Arabia: Palestinians have right to full sovereignty over J’lem


Saudi Arabia condemned Monday underway attempts to destabilize Palestinians’ full sovereignty over Occupied Jerusalem, just a few days after US president Donald Trump’s swearing-in.

At a cabinet meeting chaired by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Adel al-Toraifi said the cabinet strongly condemns all Israeli illegal settlement activities across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Speaking on behalf of the cabinet, al-Toraifi expressed Saudi Arabia’s firm rebuff of all attempts to infringe on Palestinians’ right to full sovereignty over Occupied Jerusalem—the future capital of an independent Palestinian state.

The cabinet cited the strength of ties between Saudi Arabia and the United States and the wish to develop and reinforce them, the official Saudi Press Agency said.

During his electoral campaign, Trump promised to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem, in a move that sparked regional and international furor.

Occupied Jerusalem is home to the holy al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam.

(Source / 24.01.2017)

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