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Sri Lankan Journalists for Global Justice condemns Trump move over Jerusalem


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Sri Lankan Journalists for Global Justice (SLJGJ) in a statement yesterday vehemently condemned the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and move its Embassy there from Tel Aviv, in open defiance of global public opinion and the decisions of the United Nations.

“This move endangers the prospect of peace, security and stability in the Middle East, violates the rights of the Palestinian people to a State of their own and justifies the illegal occupation of Arab and Palestinian lands by Israel,” said the SLJGI in a statement issued by President Jayatilleke de Silva                                                                          and General Secretary Mahinda Hattake.

SLJGJ considers the status of Jerusalem as a matter to be decided as part of a final solution to the Palestinian problem between Israel and Palestine and any attempt to change its present status is a retrograde step in its opinion.

SLJGJ called upon the Sri Lankan Government to immediately disassociate itself with the position of the US in this matter in accordance with the wishes of the Sri Lankan public and join forces the world over that call for a negotiated settlement respecting the national aspirations of the Palestinian people and the decisions of the United Nations. 

 


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