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Supreme Muslim Council: “If the US transfers the embassy to Jerusalem, it declares war on the original residents of Palestine, and also on the Arabs and Muslims”

Headline: “The Supreme Muslim Council warned against transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem”
      “[The independent organization] the Supreme Muslim Council warned today, Tuesday [Jan. 10, 2017], against the danger of transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Muslim Council said in a statement: ‘Transferring the embassy means official US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, and in this way the US will put itself in a situation of clear contradiction, because the US took on itself the patronage of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, which necessitates postponing the discussion on the issue of Jerusalem until the final stage of the negotiations! And how does it now want to rule in the matter of transferring the embassy to Jerusalem!’
The statement added: ‘The American position completely contradicts the international position that considers Jerusalem an occupied city, and in this way the US declares its complete bias in favor of Israel, and loses its credibility in its foreign policy.’
The statement emphasized that transferring the embassy means a cancellation of the rights of the Muslims and Christians in this blessed and holy city; the Jews are a minority in the world, how will they spread their sovereignty over the holy city?!
The statement added: ‘The Muslims ruled this city for 15 centuries by the decision of Allah, Master of the Universe, and we will not concede on this divine decision, as Jerusalem is the destination of the Night Journey of [Prophet] Muhammad, blessing and peace be upon him, the site of his Ascent to Heaven , and Jesus' birthplace, peace be upon him (sic., according to Christian tradition Jesus was born in Bethlehem). If the US transfers the embassy to Jerusalem, it declares war on the original residents of Palestine, and also on the Arabs and Muslims. Therefore, we declare our absolute opposition to transferring the embassy, and condemn the biased American policy in favor of ‘Israel.’”
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