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Amman Declaration: Priority to Palestinian cause

APS - 30 March 2017

DEAD SEA (JORDAN)- Arab leaders adopted at the end of the 28th Arab Summit, held Wednesday in Jordan's Dead Sea region, Amman Declaration, in which they underlined the need for all Arab nation to give priority to the Palestinian cause.

Read by Arab League's Secretary General Ahmed Abou el Gheit, the final statement called on international community to respect the international resolutions, reject the relocation of the US embassy to the occupied Al Quds and find an appropriate mechanism for the enforcement of last year's UN Security Council resolution 2334.

The resolution states that "the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem (al Quds), has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace."

They also renewed commitment to the 2002 Arab peace initiative, recalling that a just and comprehensive peace is a strategic choice and stressing the need to end Israeli occupation of all Palestinian and Arab territories.

As regards the Syrian crisis, the statement emphasized the need for a political solution and the eradication of the existing terrorist organizations, adding that "there is no military solution" to this crisis.

Amman Declaration also expressed Arab countries' full support to the government of Iraq in its fight against terrorism and renewed their support to Yemen's legitimate government.

The statement underlined the need to respect the unity and sovereignty in Libya, and called for the launch of a political dialogue without any foreign interference.

In addition, Arab leaders condemned terrorism in all its forms, and called to combat and eradicate this scourge and dry up its financial and ideological resources.