The Inter-parliamentary Jerusalem Platform on Saturday announced the participation of about 3,000 lawmakers in the Jerusalem Oath” signing campaign that was launched to support the Palestinian people’s right to the holy city.
The announcement was made on the sidelines of a symbolic “Jerusalem Oath” signing ceremony attended in Istanbul by more than 50 lawmakers from Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen and Libya, according to Anadolu news agency.
The Jerusalem Oath signing campaign, which started in early May, will continue in other countries, including Bahrain and Indonesia before concluding it on 14 of the same month.
US president Donald Trump’s decision to move his embassy from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem was deplored by all the participants in the event.
“We would rather die than forsake Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque,” Nureddin Nebati, a ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s lawmaker and head of the Inter-parliamentary Jerusalem Platform, told Anadolu on Saturday.
“The US, which acts as a mediator, should write a book on insincerity and hypocrisy. Trump’s decision was overwhelmingly rejected by the UN General Assembly. Yet the US announced that it would move the embassy on May 14. The children of this gang system [Israel] didn’t waste a minute and announced they named the square near the embassy after Trump. With the decision he made as if he was a gang leader, Trump will not get away with violating the law.”
“Jerusalem is the red line for Muslims, our unifying point. As a matter of fact, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [OIC] was founded after 1969 incident,” he said, referring to a Christian extremist who set fire to the Mosque.
“As long as we breathe, we will reject this occupation and oppose it. Jerusalem is our city, and its people are our blood brothers. We will not let anybody steal our Jerusalem, and we support all legitimate efforts to defend Jerusalem. Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine and shall always remain that way,” he said, vowing to maintain the fight till the very end.
Nebati said the Jerusalem Oath campaign, launched by the platform, has been backed by thousands of lawmakers from almost 100 countries.
(Source / 13.05.2018)