Arab League has rejected the US’ recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights and renewed a call for establishment of a Palestinian state.
In a final statement after a summit in Tunisia’s capital Tunis, the Arab leaders said peace and security in the region depends on solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They stressed their full support for Syria’s right over the Golan plateau which Israel seized in the 1967 war. The leaders also expressed their determination to continue efforts to resume peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.
Earlier Pakistan, Turkey Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait on joined international community and condemned the US administration’s decision to recognise Syria’s Golan Heights as Israeli territory.
US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday (March 25) in which the United States recognised Israel’s annexation of the strategic plateau, despite UN resolutions that call for Israel’s withdrawal from the Golan. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in 1981 in a move the UN Security Council declared unlawful.
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