Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Ramadan banner
Private Jet Splits in Half on Takeoff in Honduras, at Least Six Injured Rouhani: Iranians Not Afraid of US Threats Shamkhani: Iran Present In Iraq, Syria upon the Countries’ Requests Call for Coup in Saudi: Dissident Prince Urges Uncles to Seize Power Trump-Kim Summit in Play as Moon Visits White House As Hawaii Volcano Lava Reaches Ocean, Dangerous ’Laze’ Kills at Least Two German Court Rejects Call For Ex-Catalan Leader to Be Rearrested Heavy Rains, Flooding in Somalia, 6 Killed in Mogadishu Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt Hold Ministerial Talk over Libya Mogherini: ‘No Alternative’ to Iran Deal Sayyed #Nasrallah to Deliver a Televised Speech on the #Resistance and #Liberation Day, May 25th, 2018 @ 17:00 #Beirut Time #Iran's #Qassemi: Our presence in #Syria at #Damascus' demand #GreatReturnMarch: 2 Wounded From #Israeli Border Fire Martyred #France: Attack foiled, two Egyptian brothers arrested #NorthKorea Won't Hold Talks With #SouthKorea Unless "Issues Resolved" WHO: #Ebola Outbreak Has Spread To DR #Congo City #Chinese President: #China Supports #NorthKorea Efforts to Develop #Economy #Israel Summons #Turkish Envoy over #Ankara's Treatment of Its Envoy #US Putting Serious Pressure on #Iran #NuclearDeal Participants - #Moscow #UN warns of more #Gaza violence, condemns '#Israel's use of force
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Asia-Pacific » More from Asian States

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Indonesians Rap Trump’s Al-Quds Move as Clerics Call for US Product Boycott
Local Editor

Tens of thousands of Indonesian Muslims had taken to the streets in the country's capital Jakarata, denouncing US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize al-Quds [Jerusalem] as the "Israeli" entity's so-called "capital".

Indonesia rally for al-Quds

Some 80,000 protesters - by police estimates - marched from the main mosque in the Indonesian capital to a square in front of the US Embassy on Sunday, calling on Washington to retract the controversial decision.

The rally was organized by the Indonesia Ulema Council, the country's top Muslim clerical body, and supported by the government as well as various Muslim groups and Islamic organizations.

Dressed mostly in white, the protesters chanted "God is greatest," waved Palestinian flags, and held up banners that read, "Peace, love and free Palestine."

An Indonesian police spokesman said 20,000 police and members of the military had been deployed in the area to ensure security. Police also held back the protesters behind coils of barbed wire outside the US Embassy in Jakarta.

"We are here with all of our Indonesian Muslim brothers. We convey our aspiration to our brothers in Palestine. I hope that they will have their freedom and Allah give them power and patience so that they can get their independence just like ours," a protester said.

Indonesia's religious affairs minister and Jakarta's governor were also among those at the protest site.

Reading from a petition due to be handed to the US ambassador in Indonesia, Anwar Abbas, who is the secretary general of the Indonesian Ulema Council, called on all Indonesians to stop buying American products until Trump revokes his decision.

"We urge all countries to reject the unilateral and illegal decision of President Donald Trump to make Jerusalem [al-Quds] ‘Israel's' capital," Abbas told the crowd.

Trump announced that his administration would recognize al-Quds as the entity's so-called "capital" and relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds on December 6.

That announcement was only welcomed by the "Israeli" entity. Saudi Arabia's response was also conspicuously muted.

Demonstrations were held in protest in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco, Lebanon and other Muslim countries.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convened an emergency meeting to call on all Muslim nations to respond by pressing the world for the recognition of al-Quds as the capital of a Palestinian state.

The "Israeli" entity annexed East al-Quds [Jerusalem] after it occupied the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Syrian Golan Heights during the Six-Day War of 1967. That annexation has never been recognized by the international community.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

18-12-2017 | 11:55


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top