OIC rejects Israeli claim over occupied  Al-Quds; strongly condemns assassination of Aljazeera journalist

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Shireen Abu Akleh,

By Muslim Mirror Netwrok

Jeddah: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday expressed its rejection and condemnation of the Israeli groundless statements about the alleged sovereignty over the occupied city of Al-Quds and the demolition of the Al-Rajabi family building in Silwan, considering this a flagrant violation of international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

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The OIC asserted its firm support for the right of the Palestinian people to full sovereignty over East Al-Quds as the eternal capital of the State of Palestine and reiterated its condemnation of all Israeli positions and measures aimed at changing the legal and historical status of the holy city, including its nefarious colonial settlement, home demolitions, forced displacement of Palestinian citizens, and the attempt for temporal and spatial division of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The OIC also held Israel, the criminal occupying power, fully and directly liable for the continuation of these daily crimes and attacks against the Palestinian people and their sanctities, calling at the same time on the international community, especially the UN Security Council, to assume its responsibilities to implement its resolutions and pressuring Israel, the apartheid occupying power, to stop its continuous violations of international law and resolutions of international legitimacy.

 Meanwhile, strongly condemning the  assassination of Al-Jazeera correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh, in the Palestinian territories, the  OIC  said the Israeli crime constituted a blatant violation of international laws and norms and required immediate investigation and holding those responsible to account.

The OIC stressed that the Israeli occupation forces’ targeting of  Abu Akleh while on duty reporting facts and documenting  crimes committed against the Palestinian people, came in the context of the Israeli violations of press and media freedom, as part of its policy aimed at blocking the truth, muzzling the press, covering up its daily violations, and withholding such information from the world public opinion.

The OIC held Israel, the occupying power, fully responsible for this heinous crime, and called on the relevant international institutions to take immediate action to ensure justice and provide the necessary protection for journalists and media professionals working in the occupied Palestinian territory in accordance with international humanitarian law and relevant international conventions.

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