The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, condemned in a letter to President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez, the latter’s opening of diplomatic office in Jerusalem.
Hernandez visited Israel on Friday to announce the opening of his country’s Official Diplomatic Mission for Political, Cultural and Commercial Cooperation with Israel in Jerusalem.
Since taking the office in 2014, Hernández maintains his position in favor of recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision ratified during the Israeli American Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in March 2019.
Aboul Gheit denounced the decision, saying it violates the international law and international consensus on Jerusalem as an occupied territory since 1967, and called the president of Honduras to review his country’s position on this serious matter.
Moreover, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to file a complaint to the UN regarding Honduras’ decision to open a diplomatic office in Jerusalem, and condemned it.
The ministry described the move as a flagrant violation of the international law and legitimacy resolutions, adding that it will foil any regional or international effort that do not adopt the two-state solution.
The ministry asked the Arab League to denounce the move and take punitive measures towards Honduras for violating UN Security Council Resolution 478/1980.