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Date: 15/05/2019

The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) remembered the seventy-first anniversary of the Nakba of Palestine on this day, May 15, 2019, following the declaration of the State of Israel and the subsequent ethnic uprooting, discrimination, mass displacement, murder, persecution and confiscation of property as well as depriving the authentic Palestinian people of theirlegitimate rights.

In a statement issued on this occasion, OIC indicates that this painful anniversary “is still alive in the individual and collective memory, at a time the suffering of the Palestinian people is exacerbated by the damage caused by the Nakba and Israel continuing land looting , demolition of houses, massacres,desecration of the holy sites, as well as the judaization policies of the city of Al-Qods and isolating it from its Palestinian surroundings, violating , hence, all the values of humanity and the resolutions of international legitimacy. ”

Despite all these decades of suffering, OIC reaffirmed that the Palestinian people are still an example of glory in terms of sacrifice, struggle, steadfastness, faith in justice and stuck to the right to return to theirhomeland, and live in freedom and dignity, rejecting all attempts to oust them, as well as the abolition of their history,memory and national identity.

This painful anniversary repeats itself for more than seven decades as a result of the incapacity of the international community to implement the international legitimacy resolutions, in order to remind the international community of its responsibilities towards the correct historical injustice, which is still a reality the Palestinian people are enduring. On this occasion, the OIC stressed the political, legal and humanitarian responsibility of the international community and the United Nations in ending the Israeli occupation and finding a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause in accordance with the relevant resolutions and the Arab peace initiative and international legitimacy.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation reiterates its firm and absolute support for the Palestinian people in their just struggle to recover the exercise oftheir national inalienable rights. It also calls the free countries and people in all over the world, to keep supporting the Palestinian people in allforms in the view of enabling them to regain their national rights, including the right to return, and to establish an independent Palestinian State with Al-Qods as its capital .