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UN agency asks Arab nations for funds after U.S. aid cut

UN agency asks Arab nations for funds after U.S. aid cut

The Palestinian leadership has become increasingly frustrated with the American administration, particularly since President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel, in a break with decades of global consensus that the city's fate should be decided in peace talks.

The meeting, held on Thursday under the theme of "Arab move against the U.S. decision on Jerusalem", called for an global conference on relaunching the peace process within a specific timeframe on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions, the land for peace principle and the two-state vision.

The Executive Committee also chose to form a higher committee to implement the decisions of the Palestinian Central Council, including the decision to suspend the recognition of the State of Israel until the latter recognizes the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders, repeals the decision to annex East Jerusalem and halts settlement activities.

Just last week, Trump threatened to cut off USA aid to the Palestinians if their leaders don't agree to peace talks with Israel.

Chairing a meeting of the committee in Cairo, which was formed after the meeting of Arab foreign minister and Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Aboul Gheit in Amman last month, Safadi outlined Jordan's role under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah in addressing the consequences. The League's Secretariat briefed the ministerial meeting on a media plan in support of the Palestinian people, particularly the Arab residents of Jerusalem.

On Wednesday EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini also said the United States was "essential for any process to realistically have a change to succeed".

Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al- Sabah warned that the current status quo in the occupied Palestinian territories will reflect negatively on regional and global peace and security.

Jerusalem remains at the core of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. He added that the United States' unilateral decision is null and void, "The UN stressed that all Israeli measures regarding Jerusalem are null and void, and have no basis in worldwide law".

Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Yunis on January 26, 2018.

The meeting is set to focus on the continuing tensions over the United States recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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