CIR condemns Guterres statement regarding Jerusalem, its relation with Jews

Council on International Relations – Palestine expressed its extreme displeasure at the statement of UN Secretary General António Guterres regarding a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

The council condemns in a press release issued Friday Guterres’ statement, indicating that it is a serious violation of UN credibility and clear bias in favor of the Israeli occupation.

” Guterres’ statement would encourage the occupation to commit more crimes in Jerusalem, keep its Judaism policy, and violate the holy places”, the council added.

The council called on UN Secretary General to review his statement and apologize for it as it contradicts history and UNESCO’s resolution which stipulate that Al-Aqsa Mosque is a Muslim holy site that Jews have no right in.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who assumed office Jan. 1, said it is “completely clear” that Jerusalem’s Temple Mount was home to the ancient Jewish Temple.