The World Reacts to the U.S. Move in Jerusalem

The U.S. has shifted it Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv sparking massive protests in Palestine.

More than 50 people have been killed in protests after the Israeli military opened fire on the Palestinian protesters on Monday.

The world has reacted to the escalating violence in the boiling region (Israel and Palestine) of the Middle East.

Both the allies and foes of the U.S. have criticized the U.S. move to shift its embassy to Jerusalem sparking am escalating uncertainty in the region.

The British Prime Minister’s office has reaffirmed the British decision not the move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The British Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesperson said: “We disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement.

“The British embassy to Israel is based in Tel Aviv and we have no plans to move it.”

To ensure a lasting peace in the region, the U.S. President Bill Clinton shepherded Oslo accords in 1993 outlining the future of Jerusalem to be agreed in future negotiations.

The world leaders fear that unilateral U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will hinder a peace process in this region.

France has also criticized the U.S. move because it violated ‘unambiguous’ international law and the UN Security Council resolutions.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: “We firmly believe that it is inappropriate to unilaterally revise the decisions of the international community in this way.”

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest body of Muslim majority nations, “strongly rejects and condemns the deplorable action” of the White House to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The OIC statement said the ‘illegal’ decision of the U.S. was “an attack on the historical, legal, natural and national rights of the Palestinian people.”

Egyptian foreign ministry said Cairo “totally supports the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, and first and foremost its right to an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

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