Morocco reiterates solidarity with Palestine over U.S. move on Jerusalem

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-12 06:25:36|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RABAT, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Morocco's parliament reiterated on Monday its full solidarity with Palestinians after U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In a plenary joint session, the two chambers of the Moroccan parliament slammed Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move his country's embassy to the city.

The Moroccan parliament said it deemed the move as a "blatant violation" of UN resolutions. It also warned against serious implications of the U.S. decision on peace and security in the region.

The session comes after a massive march was held in downtown Rabat on Sunday, and a number of demonstrations and sit-ins were held in several Moroccan cities.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and decided to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Trump's declaration received wide criticism and opposition from Arab and Muslim countries.