Egyptian schools discuss Jerusalem history Thursday 7 December 2017, following Trump’s declaration of the religious city as Israel’s official capital – Press photo Egyptian schools discuss Jerusalem history Thursday 7 December 2017, following Trump’s declaration of the religious city as Israel’s official capital – Press photo

In pics: Egyptian schools discuss Jerusalem’s history

Thu, Dec. 7, 2017
CAIRO – 7 December 2017: Egyptian schools decided on Thursday to dedicate the first class period to the Palestinian case, calling it “Jerusalem is Arab.”

Pictures from several schools all over the country showed students and teachers keen to discuss Jerusalem's history as part of Palestinian and Arab lands, explaining the significant historical error committed by the American president Donald Trump on Wednesday night when he declared the Holy City as the official Israeli capital.

Shortly after Trump’s declaration on Wednesday night, Egypt expressed its denouncement regarding the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy there.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement affirming that such a unilateral decision is a violation of international legislation resolutions, adding that this would not change the legal posture of Jerusalem, which is already under occupation.

The statement mentioned several international legislative resolutions on Jerusalem, topped by:

• The U.N. Security Council resolution No. 242 in 1967, regarding withdrawal from the lands occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem.

• The U.N. Security Council resolution No. 478 in 1980, which rejected the Israeli government’s decision considering Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

• The U.N. Security Council resolution No. 2334 in 2016, as it reaffirmed that Israel’s establishment of settlements on Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity, constituting a flagrant violation against the international law and a major obstacle to the vision of two states living side-by-side in peace and security within internationally recognized borders.

The ministry expressed Egypt’s extreme concern regarding the potential fallouts of this decision, especially on the stability of the region; as such a decision can provoke Arabs and Muslims given the major spiritual, cultural and historical position of the Holy City of Jerusalem.
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Egyptian schools discuss Jerusalem history Thursday 7 December 2017, following Trump’s declaration of the religious city as Israel’s official capital – Press photo

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Egyptian schools discuss Jerusalem history Thursday 7 December 2017, following Trump’s declaration of the religious city as Israel’s official capital – Press photo

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Egyptian schools discuss Jerusalem history Thursday 7 December 2017, following Trump’s declaration of the religious city as Israel’s official capital – Press photo

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Egyptian schools discuss Jerusalem history Thursday 7 December 2017, following Trump’s declaration of the religious city as Israel’s official capital – Press photo

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Egyptian schools discuss Jerusalem history Thursday 7 December 2017, following Trump’s declaration of the religious city as Israel’s official capital – Press photo
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