OIC to hold emergency meeting on Palestine in Istanbul

Pakistan       by Dawood Rehman | Published

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an emergency meeting in Istanbul, regarding Palestine, the OIC told Trend on May 15.

He added that all members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) were invited.

The OIC said it considers this action as an attack on the historical, legal, natural and national rights of the Palestinian people, which undermines the standing of the United Nations and rule of global law and thus represents an affront to worldwide peace and security; as expressed at the Extraordinary OIC Islamic Summit held in Istanbul on December 13, 2017, and also by the global community at the UN General Assembly held on December21, 2017.

Since the Gaza rallies kicked off on March 30, scores of Palestinian demonstrators have been killed - and thousands injured - by Israeli troops deployed along the other side of the border.

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Bangladesh stressed preserving the legal status of Jerusalem as an worldwide city within the framework of relevant United Nations resolutions.

The Turkish PM telephoned PM Abbasi and extended invitation for the extraordinary session of the OIC called on May 18 to discuss the situation arising out of the massacre of innocent Palestinians by Israeli forces.

On Monday, May 14, the OIC- 45th Council of Foreign Ministers issued a statement at the initiative of Chairs of the Islamic Summit, Turkey, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, Bangladesh On the Deplorable Action of the U.S. To Open its Embassy in Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced that May 18 would be marked as solidarity day with Palestinian Muslims at an official level just to show their Palestinian brothers that Pakistan as a nation stands with them in this time of trial.

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