Ireland's Muslims have condemned in unequivocal terms the decision of US president Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Irish Muslim Board has said it "reject's Mr Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist occupying forces" in Israel. Chairman of the board Ali Selim said "such an ill-thought move represents a breach to international conventions and discredits the function of the United Nations. It also contradicts the role performed by the United States of America in the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations."

On Wednesday President Trump made announced US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. The decision has been condemned internationally, with the EU and UN alarmed at its implications for peace in the Middle East.

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