Berri: Lebanon Rejects Trump’s Announcement Over Occupied Jerusalem

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Gaza, MINA – Speaker of the Lebanese parliament Nabih Berri on Friday talked over the phone with head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya and expressed his country’s support for the Palestinian people against the US recognition of Jerusalem as a capital for the Israeli occupation state.

According to a press release issued by Haneyya’s office, Berri said the Lebanese parliament discussed, during an extraordinary session on Jerusalem held earlier on the same day, the repercussions of the serious step that was taken by the US administration.

The speaker also said that the parliament conveyed, in a recommendation sent to the Lebanese government, the US administration and the UN, the Lebanese people’s rejection and condemnation of the US step, and its support for the Palestinian people’s armed resistance as a mean to get rid of the occupation and attain their right to establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, PIC reported.

For his part, Haneyya applauded the Lebanese official and popular solidarity with Palestine and expressed his appreciation to the parliament for standing by the Palestinian people at such critical stage.

He said that the worldwide popular angry reactions to the US decision reflected the importance of Jerusalem to the entire Muslim nation.

Last Wednesday, US president Donald Trump signed a decision that recognized Occupied Jerusalem as a capital for Israel, defying overwhelming global opposition of his step.(R/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)