June 24, 2021

“Islamic Cooperation” calls for an end to the Israeli aggressions against the Palestinians


The decisions issued by the emergency meeting of the Executive Committee at the level of the foreign ministers of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the brutal attacks launched by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, their land and their sanctities, and demanded a complete and immediate cessation of all these attacks that affected innocent civilians and their property that constitute grave violations of international law And the United Nations resolutions on the issue of Palestine, and it affirmed that Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first of the two qiblahs and the third of the Two Holy Mosques, is a red line for the Islamic nation, and there is no security or stability except with its complete liberation from occupation.

And it warned against the continuation of these attacks, provocations and incitement to commit them, threatening the lives of innocent civilians, causing severe suffering to them, and increasing the risks of instability with serious repercussions on security in the region and beyond.

It also warned in particular of the dangerous effects of Israel’s repeated and deliberate inflamation of religious sensitivities and its provocation to the feelings of the Palestinian people and the entire Islamic nation by escalating its attacks on worshipers, specifically those that began since the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, and impeding worshipers’ access to holy places to perform their religious rituals, including The arrival of Muslims to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the arrival of Christians to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during the Easter celebrations, and the violent storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque / Al-Haram Al-Sharif, intimidation and assault on peaceful worshipers, in a blatant violation of the principles of international humanitarian law.

This came within the decisions issued by the hypothetical emergency meeting of the Executive Committee at the open-ended level of foreign ministers of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which was held today via video communication to discuss the bloody events and Israeli attacks in the land of Palestine, especially in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and what Israel is doing in the vicinity Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

According to the decisions issued, it is based on the principles and objectives of the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and is based on the decisions issued by the various sessions of the successive Islamic Summit Conference and the Council of Foreign Ministers regarding Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and it stems from the historical, moral and legal responsibility of the Islamic nation towards the issue of Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif.

The meeting issued the following decisions:

– The meeting condemned in the strongest terms the brutal attacks launched by Israel, the occupying Power, against the Palestinian people, their land and sanctities, and calls for a complete and immediate cessation of all these attacks against innocent civilians and their property, which constitute grave violations of international law and United Nations resolutions on the issue of Palestine.

The meeting warned in particular of the dangerous effects of Israel’s repeated and deliberate inflamation of religious sensitivities and its provocation of the feelings of the Palestinian people and the entire Islamic nation by escalating its attacks on worshipers, specifically those that began since the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan, and impeding worshipers’ access to holy places to perform their religious rites.

– The meeting called for an end to all violations committed by Israel, the occupying Power, including its lack of respect for sacred things, specifically the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque / Al-Haram Al-Sharif, and demands that its historical and legal status not be violated, and the assertion that Israel is an occupying power and has no legitimate rights whatsoever. In the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

– The meeting affirmed the importance of the historical Hashemite guardianship over the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, and its role in protecting these sanctities and the legal and historical status existing in them, and in preserving the Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of these sanctities.

The meeting reiterated its rejection and condemnation of the continued Israeli settler colonization of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the establishment of a system of apartheid in it, specifically through building settlements, destroying Palestinian property, building expansion wall, confiscating lands, homes and properties, and the occupation must be held accountable, boycotting its colonial system and imposing sanctions on it.

The meeting expressed its particular concern about the acceleration of the Israeli colonization policy of the Palestinian land, specifically the threat to forcibly evacuate hundreds of Palestinian families from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, including families in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods.

The meeting held Israel, the occupying Power, fully responsible for the deterioration of the situation.

The meeting stressed the responsibility of the Security Council to act immediately to stop the barbaric aggression of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people.

The meeting affirmed that the failure of the Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities to address this crisis will make it necessary for the United Nations General Assembly to assume its responsibilities, including the resumption of the work of the tenth emergency special session, to stop the Israeli aggression in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

The meeting called on the international community as a whole, including the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention, to fulfill its collective obligations and to take measures and measures to compel Israel, the occupying Power, to abide by its duties as the occupying power, including ensuring protection for the Palestinian population.

– The meeting reiterated its readiness to engage in all efforts to support the just cause of Palestine, and to guarantee the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination.

– The meeting noted the coincidence of the widespread Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people with the anniversary of the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, the tragedy of 1948 during which a massive ethnic cleansing operation was carried out that led to the forcible uprooting and expulsion of more than 800 thousand Palestinians from their homes and lands, after the brutal massacres that were committed in more than 400 Palestinian Towns and Villages by Zionist Terrorist Groups in Palestine.

– The meeting affirmed that Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first of the two qibla and the third of the Two Holy Mosques, is a red line for the Islamic nation, and there is no security or stability except with its complete liberation from occupation, and its return to the bosom of its Palestinian people and its Islamic nation, and calls on member states to join collective and individual efforts and rally around Jerusalem and defense And about its sanctities, confronting Israeli crimes, providing support to the Palestinian people and providing them with the elements of steadfastness in the face of Israeli barbaric attacks, and asking them to respect the organization’s decisions related to the Palestinian cause and work to implement them as the central issue of the Islamic nation and the reason for its existence.

– The meeting valued the role played by the presidency of the Jerusalem Committee for the Protection of Holy Places in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and for standing up to the measures taken by the Israeli occupation authorities with the aim of Judaizing the Holy City.

– The meeting revives the steadfastness of the Palestinian people on their land, and their historic stance in the face of aggression and occupation.

– The meeting called on the member states to provide all forms of support and assistance to the Palestinian people to strengthen their steadfastness on their land.

The meeting called for international legal action, through specialized international courts and various United Nations agencies, to compel Israel, the occupying power, to pay the necessary material and moral compensation for the damage it caused to the Palestinian infrastructure and public and private property.

– The meeting decided to move urgently and carry out the necessary contacts to implement and transmit the contents of this resolution to all relevant authorities and assign the Secretary-General to contact the President of the European Commissioner, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the High Commissioner for Human Rights and other representatives of relevant international organizations and gatherings to convey the contents of this resolution.

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