OIC supports Palestinian decision of accession to international organisations and treaties

JEDDAH: The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Ameen Madani, has welcomed the Palestinian leadership’s decision to sign letters of accession to 15 international organisations, treaties and conventions, and considered this decision a remarkable step that has the support of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

The Secretary General in a statement drew the attention of the OIC Member States’ representatives in New York and Geneva on the need to mobilise support for this decision, emphasising that Palestine is entitled to that right after the recognition by the UN General Assembly, and that it would mean more support to the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

The OIC Secretary General also condemned Israel’s decision approving the construction of 708 new settlement units in the occupied city of Al-Quds. He explained that the decision to proceed with the construction of settlement in conjunction with Israel’s refusal to release the 4th group of Palestinian prisoners demonstrates Israel’s insistence to continue to defy the will of the international community and international legitimacy resolutions.