(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Senior Muslim figures attending the international Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran have slammed a US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” calling for a new intifada (uprising) against the scheme targeting the occupied Palestinian city.
In their final statement, the participants in the 31 International Islamic Unity Conference condemned US President Donald Trump’s Wednesday remarks about al-Quds, during which he also ordered the State Department to relocated the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
The three-event concluded in Tehran on Thursday. Around 520 dignitaries, ministers, scholars, university professors, and representatives from various associations took part in the event.
The statement emphasized the need to counter the new US policy for Judaizing the Noble al-Quds and [gaining] dominance over Muslim sanctities.”
“Accordingly, the Muslim world needs a new Palestinian intifada, which is supported by all the countries favoring freedom and human rights as well as all political powers, etc.”
Washington’s al-Qud 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 plunge the already tumultuous region into new upheaval.
Palestinian leaders have declared Friday as “day of rage” against Israel and the US.
Protests are planned later today in Palestinian territories and around the world against Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.”