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APIU: US No Longer True Broker of Peace Process in Middle East

21 July 2018

  • newsimage

Members of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (APIU) in a final statement following an urgent session on Palestine refused the US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel as well as moving the American embassy to the city. This decision, they said, was destroying the peace process and all international agreements related to the Palestinian cause.

The US is therefore no longer a true broker of peace process and has become a party that supports aggression rather than justice and peace, which contradicts with the declared American position as a neutral sponsor of the peace process in the Middle East and bringing justice for the Palestinian people to establish their independent state, they said.

Qatar's delegation to the meeting was led by HE the Speaker of the Advisory (Shura) Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud.

The AIPU members condemned the Israeli inhumane aggression against unarmed Palestinians in Jerusalem, Gaza Strip and all occupied lands.

They condemned Israel's annexation of Palestinian lands to build Jewish settlements, force deportation of Palestinians in an attempt to change the demographic status of Palestinian lands.

The AIPU members urged Arab parliaments and governments to boost support for the Palestinian people to enable them defend their lands and holy sites.

They also denounced the Israeli parliament, Knesset, Jewish nation law which not only contravened with human rights principles but undermined international endeavors to solve the Palestinian cause.

The AIPU members for setting up an international framework to sponsor the Middle East peace process, paving way for a just and lasting solution for the Palestinian cause.