Istanbul: OIC extraordinary summit on Palestine, on Friday

Lester Mason
May 16, 2018

Bangladesh will attend the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who now holds its rotating chairmanship.

According to an OIC statement, the summit is being convened at the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Appreciating the initiative taken by Turkey on this vital issue facing Muslim Ummah, Prime Minister thanked his Turkish counterpart for inviting him to attend this very important event and confirmed his participation in the OIC extraordinary session. Over the course of the conference, both Pakistan and Turkey will try to urge the Islamic states to strongly condemn this tragedy and craft a strategy to find a peaceful way of resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Erdogan's call came against a backdrop of increasing instability on the Israel-Gaza border, as a result of raw violence from the Israeli side against Palestinian protesters; victims of Israeli gunfire are over 60 in the past 2 days.

Besides bringing out rallies and demonstrations in favour of Palestinian Muslims, struggling for their just right to secure their homeland, special prayers would also be offered for them across the country.

"The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has said that it will impose economic and political sanctions on countries, officials, parliaments, companies or individuals who support the US Embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem".

The summit declared East Jerusalem - which the global community regards as annexed by Israel - "as the capital of the State of Palestine" and urged the world to follow suit.

East Jerusalem is considered occupied Palestinian territory under global law. Its objective is to safeguard the interests of the Muslim world by promoting peace and worldwide harmony among different peoples of the world.

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