Pakistan chairs the meeting of OIC in Jeddah against Israel

Pakistan chairs the meeting of OIC in Jeddah on the escalation of Israeli violence in Palestine. Pakistan presided over a special meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah to examine Israel’s increasing breaches of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and ongoing hostilities in Palestine.

The meeting was held in response to the escalation of daily Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, which included closing its gates, invading it with groups of extremist settlers and Israeli occupying forces, and targeting daily worshipers inside it, resulting in the injury and arrest of hundreds of them, according to an OIC statement.

According to Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar, Pakistan attended the conference as a member of the OIC- Council of Foreign Ministers.

In his remarks during the extra-ordinary session, Pakistan’s Permanent Ambassador to the OIC, Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, sharply denounced the Israeli occupation forces’ atrocities on innocent pilgrims at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Rejecting attempts to split the hallowed Al-Aqsa Mosque in time and space, Ambassador Sheikh encouraged OIC Member Countries to do everything possible to prevent Israel from cross this red line.

He stated that the closing of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil to worshippers was yet another disrespect to the sanctity of Islamic sacred places in occupied regions.

He was also deeply concerned by a succession of Israeli initiatives in the disputed AI-Quds Al-Sharif aiming at modifying its legal standing, demographic mix, and Arab-Islamic identity. He went on to say that the word and spirit of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 must be enforced not only in the occupied Palestinian lands, but also in other analogous circumstances marked by flagrant disdain and violation of relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.

Condemning Israeli crimes against innocent Palestinians, he stressed the significance and importance of removing the Israeli control of Palestine, which was the fundamental cause of all systematic abuses of Palestinians’ basic human rights and freedoms.

The Permanent Representative urged the world community to take immediate action to safeguard the lives of unarmed Palestinians and to preserve international law and the ideals of the UN Charter.

Ambassador Sheikh told the gathering that, as the present Chair of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), Pakistan will guide the process for implementing the necessary OIC Resolutions, which were recently adopted during the Islamabad CFM Session.

The summit reaffirmed the necessity for a two-state agreement based on pre-1967 boundaries, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as the center of a viable, autonomous, and continuous Palestinian state.

Pakistan chairs the meeting of OIC in Jeddah against Israel

Pakistan is the host of the OIC’s Jeddah meeting on the escalation of Israeli violence in Palestine. Pakistan presided over a special meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah to examine Israel’s increasing breaches of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and ongoing hostilities in Palestine.

The meeting was held in response to the escalation of daily Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque, which included closing its gates, invading it with groups of extremist settlers and Israeli occupying forces, and targeting daily worshipers inside it, resulting in the injury and arrest of hundreds of them, according to an OIC statement.

According to Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar, Pakistan attended the conference as a member of the OIC- Council of Foreign Ministers.

In his remarks during the extra-ordinary session, Pakistan’s Permanent Ambassador to the OIC, Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, sharply denounced the Israeli occupation forces’ atrocities on innocent pilgrims at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Rejecting attempts to split the hallowed Al-Aqsa Mosque in time and space, Ambassador Sheikh encouraged OIC Member Countries to do everything possible to prevent Israel from cross this red line.

He stated that the closing of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil to worshippers was yet another disrespect to the sanctity of Islamic sacred places in occupied regions.

He was also deeply concerned by a succession of Israeli initiatives in the disputed AI-Quds Al-Sharif aiming at modifying its legal standing, demographic mix, and Arab-Islamic identity. He went on to say that the word and spirit of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 must be enforced not only in the occupied Palestinian lands, but also in other analogous circumstances marked by flagrant disdain and violation of relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.

Condemning Israeli crimes against innocent Palestinians, he stressed the significance and importance of removing the Israeli control of Palestine, which was the fundamental cause of all systematic abuses of Palestinians’ basic human rights and freedoms.

The Permanent Representative urged the world community to take immediate action to safeguard the lives of unarmed Palestinians and to preserve international law and the ideals of the UN Charter.

Ambassador Sheikh told the gathering that, as the present Chair of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), Pakistan will guide the process for implementing the necessary OIC Resolutions, which were recently adopted during the Islamabad CFM Session.

The summit reaffirmed the necessity for a two-state agreement based on pre-1967 boundaries, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as the center of a viable, autonomous, and continuous Palestinian state.

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