ISLAMABAD -UNS :Senators from both sides of the divide on Monday strongly rejected President Trump’s decision of recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shifting the United States embassy to that city from Tel Aviv and called upon the Muslim countries to take a united stand on the issue, which had hurt their religious sentiments.
They also demanded of the US administration to immediately withdraw its move as it would destabilize the whole region. E
arlier, the House suspended rules adopting a resolution moved in that regard by Col (R) Tahir Hussain Mahhadi to discuss the US president’s decision. Opening debate in the House, Saher Kamran of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) strongly rejected the Trump decision and questioned as to why the international human rights organizations were keeping mum over Israeli forces brutalities against innocent Palestinians. She said mere condemnation of the US move was not enough rather 56 Islamic countries should boycott the US and Jewish products. The Muslim Ummah should forge unity against the decision, she added.
Mushahid Hussain Sayed of Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) termed the decision a sheer violation of the UN resolutions andinternational laws. “It is also a slap on the face of the US itself as the country now stands isolated due to its move,” he said. He said only three counties, including US, India and Israel, which had a nexus against Islam, supported the decision. No other country had welcomed the Trump decision, he added. He said had the Palestine issue resolved, the incident of 9/11 would have never occurred. Mushahid Hussain said the Turkish president had convened a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), where strong measures against the move should be taken.
Tahir Hussain Mashhadi of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) strongly denounced the US decision, which, he said, was a violation of international laws and UN Security Council resolutions. He said the decision would have lasting effects on the whole region, which would lead to war and create hatred. He said the House should be adjourned to show solidarity with the Palestinian people after passage of the resolution to condemn the US move.