ACT expresses concern over US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

7th December 2017
ACT Alliance’s General Secretary, Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, issued a statement today expressing ACT’s concern over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“We consider this decision to be a grave violation of International Law and the UN Resolutions vis-à-vis the Palestinian Israeli conflict, particularly UN Resolution 181,” wrote de Faria. “This decision will have serious ramifications on and cause irreversible harm to the peace process, the Status Quo of Jerusalem and interreligious relations in the region.”

“As a humanitarian network, we are very conscious that this decision will also add to the human suffering of the Palestinians,” he continued. “This will have the potential of escalating tensions, violence and the loss of innocent lives, not only in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, but also throughout the region.”

The full statement can be read here.