Geagea Says Trump Decision 'Provokes Muslims and Christians'

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a flagrant “provocation for Muslims and Christians,” the National News Agency reported Thursday.

“Indeed it's a sad day in the history of the Middle East. I strongly denounce Trump's decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This recognition undermines all peace efforts from the Oslo Accords to Camp David,” until the recent negotiations, said Geagea.

He added: “The move is a provocation for the entire people in the region, Muslims and Christians alike. I call for a speedy reverse of this step because it could have negative repercussions on the peace negotiations in the foreseeable future.”

Geagea added that the decision constitutes a “violation of the United Nations resolutions, particularly Resolution 242, which calls for Israel to withdraw from the parts it occupied in 1967 and subsequent related resolutions."

Source: Naharnet

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