18 December 2017 02:50 PM

Azhar Imam warns of repercussions of US decision on Al-Quds

Thursday، 07 December 2017 - 12:35 PM

Al-Azhar Imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb warned on Wednesday of dangerous repercussions after a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the US embassy to the sacred city.

In a press release, Tayyeb blasted the step as "a denial of the constant Palestinian and Arab right in the sacred city".

"It is also a disregard for the feelings of more than 1.5 billion Muslims and millions of Arab Christians," he said.

The Imam stressed that the occupied city and its Palestinian and Arab identity must be a cause for all fair and wise people in the world so that the Palestinians and millions of Arabs and Muslims would not lose trust in the effectiveness of the international community and its institutions.

 

"Problems and wars faced by the Arab and Muslim worlds should not be a pretext and an excuse for standing idle and refraining from taking an effective action to prevent implementing this unjust and unacceptable decision," the grand Imam said.

He called for an extraordinary meeting of Al-Azhar's higher board and the Muslim Council of Elders to mull the repercussions of the US decision.

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