OIC condemns Israeli incursions into Al-Aqsa Mosque
The Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an extraordinary, open-ended meeting on April 8, 2023, to discuss the continuous Israeli attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
The meeting was held at the request of the State of Palestine and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and in coordination and consultation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the current Chair of the Summit and Executive Committee.
During the meeting, the OIC condemned the dangerous escalation by Israeli occupation forces and terrorist settlers who repeatedly stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the month of Ramadan.
The OIC warned of the consequences of the continued infringement by the Israeli occupation authorities on the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, stressing that the Israeli occupation has no sovereignty over any part of it.
The OIC held Israel accountable for the consequences of its dangerous and provocative actions and called on the international community, and in particular the UN Security Council, to take urgent action and necessary measures to deter and stop the dangerous Israeli escalation and all other illegal and provocative measures and policies affecting the occupied city of Al-Quds and the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The OIC appreciated the positions of countries that expressed their rejection and condemnation of the provocative and aggressive Israeli incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and called on them to take practical steps, including imposing sanctions on the Israeli colonial regime, to stop these practices and all its illegal measures and policies.
The OIC reaffirmed the sovereignty of the Palestinian people over Al-Quds Ash-Sharif and all its holy places and the old town of Al-Quds and its walls, and the historical Jordanian Hashemite Custodianship over the Islamic and Christian holy places in the city of Al-Quds.
The OIC also emphasized the important role of the Al-Quds Committee in challenging the detrimental policies implemented by the Israeli occupation authorities in Al-Quds Al-Sharif.