Tuesday, 30 May 2023 06:32 GMT

Arab Parliament condemns Britain's decision to transfer its embassy to occupied al-Quds

(MENAFN) The Arab Parliament has condemned the British government's proposal to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied holy city of al-Quds, calling it a gross breach of international law.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Arab League's legislative body expressed strong opposition to news of the prospective transfer of the British embassy, which would contradict a long-standing stance of British governments.

“The legal, historical and religious status of al-Quds is not subject to review, and any step in this direction amounts to a flagrant violation of international law and of the historical responsibilities of Britain as the architect of the illegal Balfour Declaration, whose tragedy has long haunted the Palestinian nation,” the statement wrote.

Separately, Khalil Attia, a member of Jordan's House of Representatives and Deputy Speaker of the Arab Parliament, urged Britain against the decision.

Attia highlighted that “moving the embassy to occupied al-Quds undermines the possibility of creation of a Palestinian state and is an attack on international law and international legitimacy.”

Meanwhile, Jordan's al-Islah (Reform) political party condemned British Prime Minister Liz Truss for her proposal to relocate the UK embassy to al-Quds, calling the initiative "racist and childish."


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