Saudi Arabia’s National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) on Saturday released a statement denouncing US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The NSHR called the move “a blatant violation of the rights of the Palestinian people and of the Arab and Islamic nations, and of international conventions and resolutions related to the Palestinian cause.”
The statement said: “This decision is illegal and contravenes the resolutions of international legitimacy, particularly Security Council resolutions and the UN General Assembly, which affirm the illegality of Israeli laws on Jerusalem, and call on countries with diplomatic missions in Jerusalem to close them.”
The society stressed that the rights of the Palestinian people have been recognized and supported by the international community, which calls for refraining from taking any steps that would constitute a public or implicit recognition of Israel’s annexation of Jerusalem.
The NSHR added that Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories which have been occupied since 1967.—AN