An Arab League official said it was “despicable” to see countries participating in the celebration of the US embassy move to Jerusalem, which he described as a “farce” and “a clear and flagrant violation of international law and Security Council resolutions.”

“Respectable countries” have refused to participate in this “farce,” Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a statement posted on its website on Monday.

The killing of Palestinians today “should sound the alarm” for every country that doesn’t see anything wrong “in going along with immoral and illegal positions,” he added. 

He called upon countries to “stand on the right side of history” and to avoid getting “implicated in positions that contradict the international unanimous rejection of the American decision.”

The decision to move the embassy “is an extremely dangerous step whose true repercussions” haven’t been realized by the US, he added. 

Palestinians see that the US has abandoned “its historical role as an honest mediator in the conflict,” he said. 

The Arab League will continue the “diplomatic battle to defend the identity, and the historical and religious status of Jerusalem,” he said.  

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