Malaysian defense minister: Armed Forces ready to help Palestinians

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December 13, 2017 13:53
Pro-Palestine protesters burn an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump as they march towards the US

Pro-Palestine protesters burn an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump as they march towards the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (photo credit: STRINGER/ REUTERS)

 
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Malaysia's Defense Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said that the Malaysian armed forces are ready to be sent to Jerusalem to assist the Palestinian cause if needed, local media reported on Saturday.

"Armed Forces chief (General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor) and the MAF are definitely ready," he said.

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The statement came as a result of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a statement that most member states of the UN called a violation of international law.

Malaysia is a southeast Asian country with one of the largest Muslim populations in the world.  

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