Friday, October 15

Dhahran Declarations Issued 3 Dhahran

We reaffirm that the Palestine Cause is the entire Arab nation's main priority, stressing the Arab identity of occupied East Al-Quds as the capital of the State of Palestine.

We stress the importance of a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East as a strategic Arab option embodied in the Arab Peace Initiative, adopted by all Arab countries at Beirut Summit in 2002, and supported by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is still the most comprehensive plan to address all final status issues, provides security, acceptance and peace to Israel with all Arab countries. So, we affirm our commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative.

We affirm the illegality of the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as we categorically refuse to recognize Jerusalem (Al-Quds) as the capital of Israel, where East Al-Quds will remain the capital State of Palestine. We warn against taking any action that would change the current legal and political status of Al-Quds.

We welcome the decision of the United Nations General Assembly on Al-Quds and thank the States that support it, while reaffirming our continued efforts to re-launch serious and effective Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations that will end the political stallmate resulting from the intransigence of Israeli positions. The conflict could be ended through a two-state solution that guarantees the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of 4 July 1967 with East Al-Quds as its capital. This is the way to achieve security and stability in the region, as per the announcement of the Palestinian President at the Security Council on February 20, 2018.

We affirm our rejection to all unilateral Israeli steps aimed at changing the facts on the ground and undermining the two-state solution. We call on the international community to implement the resolutions of international legitimacy, latest of which is Security Council resolution No. 2334 in 2016, condemning the installation of settlements and land confiscation. We also support the outcomes of the Paris Peace Conference on the Middle East, held on 15/1/2017, which renewed the commitment of the international community to the two-state solution as the only way to achieve lasting peace.

We demand the implementation of all the Security Council resolutions concerning Al-Quds, stressing the invalidity of all Israeli measures aimed at changing the features of East Al-Quds and the confiscation of its true Arab identity. We call on the countries of the world not to transfer their embassies to Jerusalem or to recognize it as the capital of Israel.

We affirm the need to implement the decision of the UNESCO Executive Council issued at the 200th session on 18/10/2016. We call on the international community to bear its responsibilities regarding the Israeli violations and the arbitrary measures that affect Al-Aqsa Mosque and its worshipers. We consider the Jordanian authorities as the only body in charge of the administration, maintenance and access to Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Source: Saudi Press Agency