"US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan is a dangerous response in the context of the US position on the Arab-Israeli conflict in general, especially after the US administration's dreadful failures on the Palestinian problem. Subsequently, this will trigger complications in the regional situation and the expulsion of the United States as a mediator… in the Middle East or as a side that enjoys the unanimous trust of the Arab side and especially the Palestinian side", Jaber said.
He also reaffirmed the LAS' commitment to UN Security Council resolutions pertaining to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"We confirm that the theory behind Middle East peace process is clear, and the process should be based on UN Security Council resolutions and lead to the creation of a Palestinian state on the territories occupied in 1967", Jaber said, adding that Jerusalem, claimed by Israel, should be the capital of Palestine.
The Golan Heights has been mostly under Israel's control since the country seized the area during the 1967 Six-Day War. While Israel adopted a law that de facto annexed the territory in 1981, the United Nations declared that the move was void and without any legal effect. In 2018, after Israel organised local elections in the area on October 30, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution urging the country to immediately withdraw its forces from the area.
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