OIC reiterates support for Palestinians’ legitimate rights

Jeddah: The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has renewed its support for the State of Palestine’s right to have full sovereignty over Al-Quds (Jerusalem) city, the capital of the State of Palestine, protect its Arab identity, preserve its heritage, defend the sanctity of its holy sites and ensure the inalienable Islamic Nation rights in the city.

In statement issued today marking the 50th anniversary of the arson attack on the Holy Mosque of Al Aqsa, and carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), OIC said that the anniversary of the attack comes while Israeli violations continue escalating against Al-Aqsa Mosque, restricting the freedom of access of Muslims to the Mosque, continuous attacks on Muslim worshipers inside its yards, closing its gates, and enabling extremist settlers to storm the Al-Aqsa compound.

OIC also highlighted the intensification of excavations under the mosque and its vicinity within the framework of Israel’s (the occupying power) plans to Judaize the city, change its geographical and demographic characteristics and isolate it from its Palestinian surroundings in a flagrant violation of the international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

OIC ( which was established in light of Al-Quds and the Palestinian Cause) called on the international community to work to bring Israel, the occupying power, to abide by the principles of the international law and resolutions and end its occupation of all the land of the occupied Palestinian state, recognised by the United Nations on the basis of the 1967 borders, including the City of Al-Quds.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation also applauds the Palestinian people in the city of Jerusalem, reaffirming its continued solidarity with them and supporting their legitimate rights.

Source: Bahrain News Agency