Need for Uprising to Defend Palestine

Need for Uprising to Defend Palestine  Need for Uprising to Defend Palestine

Senior Muslim dignitaries attending the International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran slammed the US decision to recognize Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) as Israel's "capital", calling for a new intifada (uprising) against the scheme targeting the occupied Palestinian city. In their final statement, participants condemned US President Donald Trump's Wednesday remarks about the holy city, during which he ordered the US State Department to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Beit-ul-Moqaddas. The three-day event concluded in Tehran on Thursday. Around 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars and professors took part in the event. The statement emphasized the need to counter the new US policy for "Judaizing the noble Quds and [gaining] dominance over Muslim sanctities", Press TV reported. "The Muslim world needs a new Palestinian intifada, which is supported by all the countries favoring freedom." Washington's move raised a chorus of outcry across the international community. The Muslim world, the United Nations and even US allies in the West have warned against its realization, saying it would create a new upheaval in the already tumultuous region.

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