US President Donald Trump has announced lately Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as announced that US will shift US Embassy there. As per international laws Jerusalem is not even a city of the state of Israel than how can it be its capital. Those states who had accepted illegitimate state of Israel are hesitant to digest this unruly, unlawful decision of Mr Trump. When Israel was carved out on Palestinian lands under the auspices of Britain and the UNO, it was clearly stated that Jerusalem will not be the part of Israel. In 1947 UN General Assembly had passed a Resolution 181 (29) which established that Jerusalem will be ‘Corpus Separatum’ (independent city) due to its sanctified position among the followers of all the three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This city was to be governed by the UNO. The same narrative was adopted later in 1948 when Resolution 194 was adopted maintaining the status of Jerusalem as earlier.
In 1949 Israel entered into numerous ‘Armistice Agreements’ (peace agreements) with Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. In all these pacts the status of Jerusalem was maintained. However, under a system Eastern Jerusalem went under the control of Jordan which included parts like Al-Aqsa Mosque, Qubba Al-Sakhra, West wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. These areas remained under the control of the Muslims till 1967 war, when Israel had occupied the Western Jerusalem. But the world did not accept this occupation and its status remained as ‘Occupied Palestine’ and on 22nd Nov 1967 a Declaration 242 was adopted restraining it from being part of Israel. In another Resolution 2253 passed on 4th July 1967 Israeli occupation was declared as illegal and illegitimate and restricted Israel from such actions in future. 99 countries had voted in favour of this Resolution but no further action was taken to take back occupied areas. It was in 1980 that Israel had announced formally that Jerusalem will be its capital and asked all states to shift their Embassies to Jerusalem. This step of Israel provoked the peace loving states and many Islamic states discontinued their relations with Israel. Meanwhile the UN Security Council passed Resolutions 476 and 478 during 1980 declaring occupation of Israel as illegal and announced that all the member states should honour UN Resolutions. It also stated that no state shall move Embassies to that city. In the year 1990 when Israeli troops tortured Muslims in Mosque Al-Aqsa, the UN Security Council through Resolution 672 lashed Israel for committing atrocities on illegally occupied areas of Palestine. Further in 2004 International Court of Justice also termed Jerusalem as ‘Occupied Palestinian territory’. Israel was also obstructed from erecting a wall. Despite the fact that US had expressed her readiness to shift Embassy in 1995 all the heads of the state till Mr Trump had avoided this action.
In reaction to this relentless announcement of the US government protest marches have been staged. The entire Muslim world is provoked. Even the non Muslim states like Britain could not resist calling US action as madness. Teressa May has went to the extent of declaring Donald Trump’s visit to the UK as ‘unwelcome’. Turkey has also announced heralds of war. Many Islamic countries have banned sale and purchase of Israeli products that can be identified from Bar Code 729.
Predictions of Quranic Verses and Prophet’s tradition as to the assemblage of the Israelites refer to the End Times: Assemblage of Israeli tribes around the holy land of Jerusalem is marked as the devastation of the Muslims and that of the city of Madina Munawarra.
Besides predictions it is a matter of fair play and justice to take back occupied territories of Palestine and end up illegal occupation. Hostility of Trump for the Muslim world is self evident and open. So is the case of US allied states. The world is under the process of formation of new camps. Hostilities are growing. Syrian down fall in the wake of ISIS and American Russian rivalry is leading fast the world to a 3rd World War. Is the world ready for it? War mongering instincts are getting stronger. Humanity and ethics are getting to the ebb. Has all our education and high sounding claims of civilization taught us blood hunger? It’s again going to be late before we learn! Humanity has not learnt to be peaceful. Peace has turned out to be a slogan only – a means to legalize terrorism. UNO has to this day satisfied only the Wolf. The greatest of the lessons for today is to learn ‘live and let the others live’ otherwise in the fight of occupation no one will remain to enjoy the occupation. Earth will end up as a war ravaged and devastated plain.