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Date: 18/03/2019

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the dangerous measures taken by the Israeli occupation authorities on Al-Aqsa Mosque and its gates, including the groundless and illegal decision of an Israeli occupation court to extend the closure of Al-Rahma Gate and its surroundings. The OIC described this as a violation of international law, international humanitarian law and Geneva Conventions.

The OIC stressed that the occupied city of East Jerusalem (Al-Quds), the capital of the State of Palestine, is part of the Palestinian territory occupied in 1967 and is not under the jurisdiction of the Israeli judiciary power, and that all actions by Israel, the occupying power, are null and void in accordance with the relevant legitimate international resolutions.

The OIC added that the city of Al-Quds and its holy sites and objects are of particular importance to all Muslims and are closely linked to the establishment of security and stability in the region as a whole. It also puts full responsibility on Israel, the occupying power, for the consequences of such unacceptable and condemnable actions, while calling on the international community, particularly the UN Security Council, to act immediately to stop the ongoing Israeli attacks against Islamic and Christian holy sites and objects in occupied Al-Quds.