SNJT calls for boycott of US embassy’s activities in Tunisia, enhancing Palestinian presence in media
07/12/2017 18:28, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The National Union of Tunisian Journalists, on Thursday, called on journalists to boycott the activities organised by the US Embassy in Tunisia and to enhance the presence of the Palestinian cause in the media, including the issue of the city of Al-Quds.

The union also encourages professionals in the sector to better publicise the struggle of the Palestinian people to recover their rights through including reports illustrating the resistance of the Palestinians as well as issues of Israeli settlement and of normalization.

In a statement, the union urges Tunisians and the Tunisian elite to oppose the US administration's decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds, saying it is unfair and serious.

It called on all organisations, bodies and free forces to co-ordinate their positions and actions at regional and national levels.

The SNJT pointed out that the US decision is a flagrant violation of international law and conventions that defend the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of an independent and sovereign state, with Al-Quds as its capital.

This decision is another step in the US-Zionist strategic alliance process aimed at stifling the Palestinian people's aspirations for freedom, breaking up the Arab world and weakening it so as to place it under the double yoke of political alienation and economic exploitation.

The decision confirms the US Administration's continued political support for its Zionist ally, which it continues to defend ignoring the crimes perpetrated by Israeli settlers and army against the Palestinians.

US President Donald Trump had recognised Al-Quds as capital of Israel in a brief speech from the White House on Wednesday.

He also said he had ordered taking the necessary steps to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds, despite warnings from Palestinians and the international community about the dangerous consequences of this decision.

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