The Honorary President of Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) Mohamed Abul Enein highlighted on Thursday the Palestinian cause as a crucial issue، stressing that Egypt is striving at all levels to liberate Jerusalem from the Israeli occupation.
On the sidelines Al-Azhar International Conference to back Jerusalem as the capital of occupied Palestine currently held in Cairo، Abul Enein said in remarks that that Jerusalem is a religious and political issue and It is part of our Muslim and Arab identity.
He pointed out that backing Jerusalem is a duty، because it is part of our Arabism and Islamic faith، as Al-Aqsa was the first Muslim qibla.
Abul Enein is currently participating in Al Azhar’s two-day international conference on January 17-18، for backing Jerusalem as the proposed capital of Palestine.
Al Azhar invited scholars and politicians، Islamic and Christian leaders، and regional and international organisations concerned with the Jerusalem case. The conference will discuss several working papers on 3 main points under its theme "The Arabian Identity of Jerusalem and its Message."
The conference is set to issue several recommendations emphasising the Palestinian people's rights in establishing their state with Jerusalem as its capital، and also to protect sacred areas in the city.