In an open letter to the US President, 13 Christian leaders have warned of the ‘hatred, battle, violence and struggling’ that might be created if Jerusalem is acknowledged because the Israeli capital.
On Wednesday the patriarchs and heads of the primary church buildings in Jerusalem delivered a last-minute plea to Donald Trump, urging him to not change US coverage towards Jerusalem for worry this might trigger “irreparable hurt.”
RT reviews: “We’re sure that such steps will yield elevated hatred, battle, violence and struggling in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, shifting us farther from the objective of unity and deeper towards damaging division,” wrote the leaders of the Greek Orthodox, Coptic, Catholic, and different branches of Christianity which might be represented within the metropolis.
“Our solemn recommendation and plea is for the US to proceed recognizing the current worldwide standing of Jerusalem. Any sudden modifications would trigger irreparable hurt,” reads the letter, which insists that “the Holy Metropolis will be shared.”
The response echoes the “deep concern” expressed earlier on Wednesday by Pope Francis, who urged the White Home to respect “the established order of town, in accordance with the related Resolutions of the United Nations.” The UN has not acknowledged Israel’s personal view of Jerusalem as its capital, and considers the jap majority-Palestinian a part of town to be underneath occupation.
Palestinian West Financial institution officers say the step, which can even contain shifting the US Embassy from Tel Aviv, the place all different diplomatic missions to Israel are situated, might sign “the dying knell of any peace course of.” Hamas, which controls Gaza, has vowed a “Day of Rage” in response to the choice, to be introduced in a speech on Wednesday afternoon.
Whereas Israel has welcomed the choice, the transfer has not been endorsed by the EU or its particular person states, Russia, or China.