Hyderabad: The Head of Mission of League of Arab States and Ambassadors of Palestine and Syria to India on Saturday rejected US President Donald Trump’s recent moves on Jerusalem and Golan Heights, saying they hold no value for them.Coming down heavily on Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his latest move to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights, they ruled out any compromise on the Arab territories occupied by Israel.
Arab League mission head, Alyaa AI Ghannam, Palestinian Ambassador to India, Adnan Abu Alhaija and his Syrian counterpart, Riad Kamel Abbas were addressing a meeting organised by Indo-Arab League, Hyderabad to express solidarity with Palestine and Syria. Ghannam said Trump had no right to grant occupied territories in Palestine, Golan Heights or any other Arab territory to Israel.
“These are not his lands that he can grant to anybody,” she said.She said that the League of Arab States at its meeting in Tunisia on March 31 made it clear that Palestine is the core of Arab-Israel conflict and no peace will be established without just and co mprehensive settlement of all conflicts including Palestine and Golan Heights.
The Palestinian envoy said last year, Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, last month he recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Syria’s Golan Heights and warned that the US President might even recognize the annexation of West Bank by Israel. He said the Trump’s decisions were against international law and against the UN resolutions for which even the US had voted.
“Come what may, we will not compromise on the basic tenets of our cause. If the US and the regime in Tel Aviv believe that we will abandon the right of return to Jerusalem, let me tell them that we are here to fight as we have been for more than a century. And we will continue to be,” said Alhaija.