President of the Republic sends message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
07/12/2017 19:11, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - President Beji Caid Essebsi affirmed "Tunisia's unwavering commitment to spare no effort alongside friendly and brotherly countries to mobilise international support and put the Palestinian cause back at the heart of the concerns of the international community".

Tunisia is determined "to gain a full recognition of the right of the Palestinian people to establish an independent state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as capital," the President said in a message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Thursday.

In this message, the President of the Republic reaffirms Tunisia’s full support for the Palestinian cause and its entire solidarity with the Palestinian people following the announcement by the US Administration to recognise Al Quds as capital of Israel and to move its embassy there.

"In this difficult situation, all Arab and Muslim countries and all peace-loving forces must act urgently to prevent similar decisions being made against the city of Al-Quds, which is an integral part of territories occupied since 1967," reads the message.

The Head of State said the US decision is "a flagrant violation of the historic rights of the Palestinian people and an attack on their legitimate aspirations to achieve their freedom and independence."

It is also "a clear violation of the relevant international resolutions and agreements between the Palestinian and Israeli sides under the auspices of the United States, under which the status of the city of Al-Quds must be considered in the negotiations for a final settlement", argued the President of the Republic.

He added that “making such a decision shows a manifest bias in favour of Israel and a breach of the international Charters, making it difficult to re-start the peace process

That decision also re-ignites tension and contributes to destabilise the region, besides the fact that it constitutes a provocation offending the feelings of the Arab and Islamic Ummah".

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