World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki on Sunday called on the Arab League and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to convene to discuss the situation in Jerusalem.
The call came amid reports that U.S. President Donald Trump was preparing to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The top Palestinian diplomat called for the emergency meetings during phone calls with Arab League chief Ahmed Abul-Gheit and OIC Secretary-General Yousef al-Othaimeen, according to a statement by the Palestinian Foreign Ministry.
Al-Maliki warned that such a U.S. move “would have grave consequences” and would “blow up the situation in the Palestinian territories and the region”.
Jerusalem remains at the core of the perennial Israel-Palestine conflict, as Palestinians want Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.
During his election, Trump promised to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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