OIC denounces Israeli escalation at Aqsa Mosque

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday strongly condemned the serious escalation by the Israeli occupation forces and settlers by repeatedly storming Al-Aqsa Mosque during Ramadhan, attacking worshippers, including women and children.

This came in a final communique issued by the OIC following an open-ended extraordinary meeting of the OIC Executive Committee, held at the invitation of Palestine and Jordan on the continued aggression by Israel on the holy city.

The conferees cautioned against the ramifications of the continued infringement by the Israeli occupation authorities on the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, including continuous provocations, abuses, daily severe assaults, and incursions in gross violation of international law and unprecedented tampering with the existing historical and legal situation to perpetuate the temporal and spatial division of the mosque.

They underlined that the Israeli occupation has no sovereignty over any part of Al-Aqsa Mosque and that Muslim worshippers have the absolute right to pray freely and safely there, according to the statement.

They also held Israeli occupation authorities accountable for the consequences of these serious and provocative actions of its racist government, due to its attempt, through systematic brutal attacks, deliberate provocation and repeated incitement, to escalate the situation.

They sounded the alarm about the possible consequences of international peace and security, calling on the international community, particularly the UN Security Council, to live up to its due responsibilities by taking urgent action and necessary measures to deter and stop the serious Israeli escalation.

In their final communique, the conferees underscored the significance of continuing coordination and cooperation among the OIC, the Arab League and the African Union (AU) to protect the occupied city of Al-Quds against systematic Israeli policies and attacks.

Source: Kuwait News Agency