EU Wins Al-Quds For Palestine

The European foreign ministers will discuss and possibly next week to support the draft resolution calling for recognition of Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem) as capital of a Palestinian state in the future.

"The European Union asked for an urgent resumption of negotiations that will lead, within the agreed schedule, to a two-state solution is independent, democratic, contiguous and viable Palestinian state, which consists of the West Bank and Gaza with East Jerusalem as its capital,"the draft, the copy published by Haaretz on Tuesday, 19 May.

Palestinians insist that Al-Quds will be the capital of their promised state.

Israel occupied the holy city of Al-Quds in the 1967 war and later annexed in a move not recognized by the international community or UN resolutions.

Since then, Israel has adopted a series of measures of oppression to force Palestinians out of the city that is home to Islam's holiest buildings such third.

"The council warned that they never recognize the annexation of East Jerusalem,"reads the draft resolution.

"If there is such thing as a true peace, a way must be found to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the capital of two states."

The EU foreign ministers, scheduled to meet in Brussels on 7 December, will also demand an end to provocations in the holy city.

"The council is deeply concerned about the situation in East Jerusalem. In view of recent incidents, he asked all parties to refrain from provocative actions."

The Israeli government recently approved an additional 900 units of housing in Jewish settlements in Al-Quds, attracting global condemnation.

In November, Jewish settlers seized a house in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Al-Quds, the Palestinian family stuff thrown into the street.

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