Iran declares Jerusalem the ‘everlasting capital of Palestine’

Less than a month after the US declared that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, the Iranian parliament unanimously passed a resolution declaring that the same city is instead the “everlasting capital of Palestine.”

By: World Israel News Staff

On Wednesday, the Iranian parliament voted 207 to 0 to recognize Jerusalem as the Palestinian’s permanent capital, the Iranian Fars news agency reported.

The Islamic Republic’s lawmakers took the step just three weeks after US President Donald Trump announced that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and intends to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The outcry from Muslim and Arab countries was immediate following the announcement, producing a United Nations (UN) resolution condemning the US’ decision.

The Iranian parliament advanced its pro-Palestinian motion “in response to the recent US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in hopes of dealing a blow to Muslims,” said speaker Ali Larijani according the Turkish Anadolu news agency.

The Hamas terrorist organization recently confirmed Iran’s commitment to helping it fight Israel, with Hamas’ Gaza-based leader, Yahya Sinwar, claiming that senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani had placed all of Iran’s military “capabilities and potential” at Hamas’ disposal “in the battle for the defense of Jerusalem.”

While US recognition resulted in several “days of rage,” during which Palestinian leadership urge the masses to commit violent acts against citizens of the Jewish state, Israel reacted by declaring that a light rail station near Jerusalem’s Old City would be named after the American president.

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