OIC Communique': Islamic leaders recognise East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

OIC Communique': Islamic leaders recognise East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on the United Nations Security Council to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and reaffirm the legal status of Al-Quds Ash-Sharif .

In a final Communiqué, following an extraordinary summit in Istanbul, the Organization urged the Security Council to assume its responsibilities immediately and implement all its resolutions on the Palestinian cause.

The Organization declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestinian state and urged all countries to also recognize the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its occupied capital.

The summit mandated the General Secretariat of the OIC to mobilize support for the cause of Palestine from all regional organizations.

The OIC leaders renewed their principled support for the Palestinian people in their pursuit to attain their inalienable national rights, including their right to self-determination and the establishment of their independent and sovereign State on the borders of 4 June 1967, with Al-Quds Ash-Sharif as its capital.

They resolved to confront any steps that would affect the historical, legal and religious status of Al-Quds Ash-Sharif .

The communique said the US President's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an attack on the historical, legal, natural and national rights of the Palestinian people. It said the US Administration will be fully liable for all the consequences if it does not retract from its illegal decision.

The communique concluded that the summit regards Trump's decision as an announcement of the US Administration's withdrawal from its role as sponsor of peace and encouragement of Israel to continue its policy of settlement, apartheid and ethnic cleansing in the occupied Palestinian territory.



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