Jordan Envoy to Int’l Parliament Snatches Vote for Jerusalem as Palestine Capital

تم نشره في Sun 25 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
  • House of Representatives Speaker Atef Tarawneh - (Archives)

GENEVA — The International Parliament voted Sunday in support of the Palestinians' right to Jerusalem as the capital of their state in the 138th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The IPU vote came after mobilization and coordination by the Jordanian parliamentary delegation, in favour of an urgent Arab Islamic article concerning the repercussions of the US decision to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem.

The voting hall saw an intensive activity by the Jordanian parliamentary delegation led by Speaker of the House of Parliament, Atef Tarawneh, who held several meetings with various representatives of international parliaments, showing them with evidence of the racism and brutality of the Israeli occupation and the impact of the US decision on the future of the peace process in the region.

Tarawneh said the Jordanian parliamentary diplomacy succeeded, in coordination with Arab and Islamic delegations, to secure this resolution, which affirms the legitimacy and justice of the Palestinian cause, stressing that this decision demonstrates the isolation of Israel.