OIC condemns Israeli settlement expansion

July 23, 2015 4:38 PM

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Jeddah, July 23 (BNA): The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the approval by the Israeli occupation authorities for the building of 886 new settlement units. It said that the continuation of the policy of building and expanding Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian lands are an ongoing violation of the rights of the Palestinian people and a flagrant violation of international law and United Nations resolutions.

The Secretary General of the OIC Iyad Ameen Madani emphasized the importance for relevant international bodies to follow up the issue of these violations, particularly the Security Council, the Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court. He called at the same time on the international community to assume its responsibilities and take a decisive step to stop the Israeli violations and ongoing aggression against the Palestinian people, their land and their holy sites.

Source: bna.bh

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