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OIC Secretary-General: All of Al-Aqsa is Worship Place for Muslims Only

At the invitation of both Palestine and Jordan, the General Secretariate of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held Saturday an extraordinary meeting of the open-ended Executive Committee regarding the ongoing of the Israeli infringements and the illegal colonial occupation authority over the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

In his speech during the meeting, OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha reiterated the organization’s categoric refusal and strong condemnation of all the Israeli occupation’s policies and measures aimed at obliterating the identity of Al Quds, stressing that it is an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territory and the capital of the State of Palestine, adding that the Al-Aqsa Mosque in its entirety is a place of worship for Muslims only.

He also renewed the OIC’s position on the course of events in Al-Aqsa Mosque, noting that the meeting comes at a time when the conditions in the Holy City of Jerusalem and its Islamic sanctities are deteriorating as a result of blatant Israeli violations and infringements, manifested in the occupation forces and extremist settlers storming Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the brutal assault on worshipers in its courtyards, injuring and arresting hundreds of them, which constitutes a flagrant violation of the sanctity of holy places and freedom of worship, and of the Geneva Conventions and relevant United Nations resolutions.

OIC Secretary-General also warned against any attempt to change the historical and legal status of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, especially Al-Aqsa Mosque, holding the Israeli occupation fully responsible for the repercussions of these serious crimes and violations, which would lead to fueling violence and tension and destabilizing security and stability in the region.

He stressed that all Israeli decisions and policies aimed at changing the geographical and demographic status of the city and affecting the historical and legal status of the holy places in it have no legal effect and are considered null and void under international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

Source: Qatar News Agency