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Gambia rejects US stance on Jerusalem

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The Government of the Gambia has joined several others to disagree with a decision by American President Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“May it be reminded that Israel’s sovereignty over East Jerusalem, which it seized in the 1967 war, is not recognized internationally and goes against several UN resolutions,” a statement from the Ministry of Affairs in Banjul said on Friday.

“In the same vein, under the US-brokered Oslo accords of 1993 the City’s status was to be decided through negotiations with the Palestinians. The ministry of foreign affairs therefore calls for the withdrawal of the statement and urges for the pursuit of dialogue in order to resolve this dangerous escalation of the Arab-Israel conflict.”

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