Al-Quds Open University

QOU organizes activities to strongly condemn Trumps declaration towards Jerusalem

Published on: 10-12-2017


The university’s branches organized series of national activities to condemn the American president Donald Trump’s decision of considering Jerusalem the capital of the Zionist entity.  

In gaza strip, the vice president of the gaza strip affairs Prof. Jihad Al-Batsh, branches directors, officials in the office of the vice president for gaza strip affairs, workers union, movement offices, faculty and administrative members in the branches and a huge number of the university students participated in the activities. The participants confirmed that Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque are redlines and any violation of them has big consequences.

Prof. Al-Batsh said, “We in QOU will always be loyal to our duties towards Jerusalem and our just cause. We call all the Palestinians to stand hand in hand in front of this unfair decision. we also call all the Arab, regional and international communities to move against this thoughtless decision and support the Palestinians to end the occupation and protect the Palestinian rights including establishing the Palestinian state and its capital Jerusalem”.

Dr. Mohamed Abu Al-Jbin, Prof. Hamdi Abu Jarad, Dr. Imad Nashwan and Dr. Salman Addirawi the directors of Gaza branch, Khan Younis branch. Al-Wusta branch and Rafah branch respectively confirmed that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine and this is one of the Palestinian constants that we cannot abandon. Besides, this decision is violating the international law and all the international and humanitarian charters. They also confirmed that this declaration will never change the historic fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.

Many banners and slogans were raised during the activities that express the anger of the participants and their clinging to their right in Jerusalem.

In jenin, the branch organized a political seminar and a pause solidarity with Jerusalem on Saturday 9/12/2017 on the occasion of the 82th anniversary of the martyrdom of Shikh Izz Ad-din Qassam, the 80th anniversary of the martyrdom of Shikh Farhan As-sadi and the declaration of the American president Donald Trump. The activity was organized in cooperation with the Popular Committee of Refugees and the Student Youth Movement. it was attended by Dr. Imad Nazzal the director of Jenin branch, Mr. Ahmed Al-Qassam assistant of governor of jenin governorate, grandsons of martyrs Shikh Izz Ad-din Qassam and Shikh Farhan As-sadi, in addition to a number of civil and security organizations representatives and a huge number of students.

The speakers in the activity confirmed that trump’s decision will never change the fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine and we will never forget that our martyrs sacrificed their lives to protect our capital from the occupation.

In Tulkarm, the branch director Dr. Salameh Salim, number of the faculty and administrative members, the students union council and Students Youth Movement of the branch participated in the demonstration took place in the governorate in response to Trump’s declaration. The demonstration was headed by governor of Tulkarm governorate Issam Abu Baker, the security institutions, Fatah movement region, national parties and popular and official institutions directors participated in the activity.

The participants declared that the Palestinian people and their president Mahmoud Abbas will never stop fighting for our independence, freedom and establishing our state and its capital Jerusalem.