Al Quds remains eternal capital of Palestine: Al Azhar Conference

CAIRO, 18th January, 2018 (WAM) -- Al Quds will continue to be the eternal capital of the State of Palestine, affirmed the final communique released by Al-Azhar International Conference in Support of Al Quds which ran for two days in the Egyptian capital.

The UAE Federal National Council, FNC, participated in the two-day event, which was held in co-operation with the Muslim Council of Elders.

Held under the patronage of Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the conference was attended by Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and a large number of scholars, religious figures, thinkers, and writers. It saw discussions on ways to create awareness about the Jerusalem cause and its Arab identity, and the international responsibility towards it following the US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The conference's final communique, delivered by Grand Imam of Al Azhar Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb,called for standing against any attempt to harm the holy city, Judaize it, and change its characteristics and its eternal Arab-Islamic cultural identity.

The communique affirmed that the US has to backpedal on the its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, otherwise the move would abet more terrorism and violence in the whole world.


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