Ihsanoglu strongly condemns Israel's decision to create  Shufat  military crossing  in Al-Quds, and considers it  part of a plan to isolate al-Quds from its Palestinian perimeter

Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, strongly condemned the occupation government decision to establish 40 housing units on the territory of the city of Bethlehem in the Palestinian territories.

 
He also strongly condemned Israel's establishment of Shufat military crossing in the occupied city of Al-Quds, which aims at changing the demographic structure of J Al-Quds by imposing a de facto situation on the ground in order to isolate more than 65.000 Palestinians from the eastern part of Al-Quds, considering that such actions are illegal and come under a broader Israeli design aimed at judaizing the occupied city of Al-Quds.

The Secretary-General invited the Quartet and the UN Security Council to assume their responsibilities to put an end to these illegal practices in all occupied Palestinian territories, especially in the occupied eastern part of Al-Quds Jerusalem.