Tunisian MPs sitting in Arab and African parliaments condemn US Administration's decision to recognise al-Quds as the capital of Israel
07/12/2017 18:55, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Tunisian MPs sitting in Arab and African parliaments have condemned the US Administration's decision to recognise al-Quds as the capital of Israel and to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to occupied al-Quds.

"This decision is unfair and represents an attack on the entire Arab nation," they said at a press conference held at the headquarters of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) in Bardo.

Chair of the Political Committee in the Arab Parliament Ahmed Macherki said MPs, including those who are members of the Arab Parliament, are firmly committed to pushing for the criminalisation of normalisation with the Zionist entity. This issue will be on the agenda of Parliament after the HPR failed to pass a bill to this effect.

The Arab Parliament will meet next Monday in special session at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo to consider this unfair decision, he added.

This session, which will be attended by four Tunisian MPs, should lead to a series of measures to identify the best actions to be taken at the Arab, regional and international levels to make the cause of the Palestinian people triumph and fight against the odious decision of US President Donald Trump.

For her part, MP Jamila Ksiksi, a member of the African Parliament, condemned the unjust decision of the US Administration which, she said, supports the Israeli colonialist entity that has committed all forms of aggression on the Palestinian people for decades.

While welcoming the protests led by the people's elected representatives against this decision, she called on the African Union to act, to denounce this decision and to take a position that honours the African peoples who have long suffered from colonialism.

Tunisian MPs in the Arab Parliament are Sofiène Toubel, Noureddine Mrabet, Ahmed Macherki and Abdelaziz Kotti, while MPs sitting in the African Parliament are: Mongi Rahoui, Jamila Ksiksi, Faisal Tebbini, Karim Helali and Mohamed Naceur Jbira.

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