Arab League calls emergency meeting to challenge embassy move

22-member Arab League denounces US embassy move as 'illegal' calls emergency meeting to plan response.

AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff,

Arab League flag
Arab League flag

The Arab League will hold emergency talks Wednesday to discuss what it called Washington's "illegal" decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a senior official said.

The meeting will focus on "ways of countering the illegal decision by the United States to move the embassy to Jerusalem", the organisation's deputy secretary general for Palestinian Arab affairs, Saeed Abu Ali, said.

He told reporters the permanent representatives of members of the Cairo-based Arab League would meet "at the request of the state of Palestine".

The US embassy was set to open in the city of Jerusalem on Monday afternoon.

Hours before the inauguration, seven Arab rioters were killed by Israeli fire after they charged the Israeli security fence along the Gaza border, the Gazan health ministry said, as protests and clashes
intensified against the embassy transfer.