OIC condemns Israel’s violent escalations against Palestinians 

A view of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem (Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency)

Middle East Monitor  /  April 5, 2022

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) yesterday condemned the escalation in Israel’s violent daily attacks against Palestinians, especially in the occupied city of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

“The OIC general secretariat strongly condemns the escalating daily attacks and crimes committed by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people, their property and sanctities, especially in the occupied city of Jerusalem,” the OIC said in statement, adding that “violations and barbaric attacks are being carried out against worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

The organization called on the international community, especially the United Nations Security Council, “to compel Israel to abide by the principles of international law, and international treaties and conventions, to stop its dangerous attacks against the Palestinian people, and to ensure international protection for them.”

On Sunday night Israeli soldiers raided Damascus Gate, one of the gates in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, for the second night in a row, detaining 13 Palestinians and injuring 20 others.