Muslim leaders declare ‘East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine’

A draft declaration, agreed by delegates from all 57 members from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday, invited “all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital.” Wednesday’s emergency summit in Istanbul, called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, came in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition last week of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
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