16:27 GMT11 April 2021
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    CAIRO (Sputnik) - The League of Arab States intends to develop a plan to counter the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the United States and any other state, a document released after an extraordinary ministerial meeting of the organization in Cairo said on Thursday.

    "The organization's secretariat has been tasked with developing a comprehensive action plan that includes measures that can be used to counter the decision of the United States or any other state to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or to move the embassy to this city," the document said.

    It is noted that the plan, which must be prepared in two weeks, will include political, judicial and economic measures.

    Earlier this week, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem and its recognition as the capital of Israel does not change the judicial status of the city and does not abolish the legitimate rights of the Palestinians to their land.

    The relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, claimed both by the Israelis and the Palestinians, was met with riots at the Gaza Strip border, which had been suppressed by the Israeli security forces. Since the beginning of this week, over 60 Palestinians died, and over 2,700 others were injured in the Gaza violence.

    On Wednesday, Guatemala’s embassy in Israel officially opened in Jerusalem after relocation of its operations from Tel Aviv.

    Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Thursday that the organization should revise relations with the United States and Guatemala and other countries that may recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassies to this city.


    50+ Dead in Gaza as the US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem
    Israel Expels Turkish Consul in Jerusalem Amid Erdogan-Netanyahu Rift Over Gaza
    Israeli Embassy Opens in Jerusalem as Body Count Rises in Gaza, Fallout From US
    Treating Jerusalem as Israeli Capital is 'Recognition of Reality' – Lawyer
    League of Arab States, Palestine, Israel, Jerusalem
    Community standardsDiscussion