Over the weekend, leaders from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States, during the Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit in Riyadh, collectively denounced the severe Israeli aggression targeting the Palestinian population in Gaza and the West Bank, including Al Quds Al Sharif. They affirmed their united stance against this aggression, condemning the accompanying humanitarian crisis.
The leaders expressed their commitment to halting these actions and putting an end to illegal Israeli practices that sustain occupation and violate Palestinian rights, as outlined in the summit’s draft resolution.
The resolution draft rejected characterizing the conflict as retaliatory and called for an immediate cessation by Israel. It urged the Security Council to adopt a decisive, binding resolution to halt aggression and cease the practices of the colonial occupation authority, which violate international law, humanitarian law, and resolutions of international legitimacy, including UNGA Resolution No. A/ES-10/L.25. Failure to do so was deemed complicity, allowing Israel to persist in its brutal aggression resulting in the loss of innocent lives, including children, the elderly, and women, and the devastation of Gaza.
Furthermore, the summit’s draft resolution demanded that all nations cease exporting weapons and ammunition to the occupying authorities, utilized by their military and settlers, with the aim of preventing the killing of the Palestinian people and the destruction of their homes, hospitals, schools, mosques, churches, and other properties.
Furthermore, it insisted that the Security Council promptly adopt a resolution condemning Israel’s brutal demolition of hospitals in the Gaza Strip, the blockade on essential supplies like medicine, food, and fuel, and the disruption of vital services, such as electricity, water supply, communication, and internet, constituting collective punishment deemed a war crime by international law.
The resolution draft urged international organizations to actively engage in addressing these issues, emphasizing the need to grant them access to the Gaza Strip, ensuring the safety of their personnel and enabling them to fulfill their roles effectively. Additionally, it expressed support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).
The draft resolution firmly opposed any attempts at the forced relocation, displacement, exile, or deportation of the Palestinian people, whether within the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, including Al Quds, or beyond their territories, considering such actions as red lines and war crimes.
Moreover, the resolution condemned the application of double standards in international law, cautioning that such practices seriously undermine the credibility of states shielding Israel from accountability under international law, elevating it above the standards set for other nations.
Furthermore, it denounced Israeli attacks on both Islamic and Christian holy sites in Al Quds, condemning illegal measures that infringe upon freedom of worship. Emphasizing the importance of respecting the legal and historical status of these holy sites, the resolution stressed that the Al Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al Sharif, encompassing 144 thousand square meters, is an exclusive place of worship for Muslims. It asserted that the Jerusalem Endowments and Blessed Al Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department holds exclusive jurisdiction over managing all affairs related to Al Aqsa and regulating access to it, under the historical Hashemite custodianship of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Al Quds. The resolution expressed support for the Al Quds Committee and its efforts to oppose the occupation authorities’ actions in the holy city.
The draft resolution also rejected any proposals suggesting the separation of Gaza from the West Bank, including East Al Quds. It insisted that any consideration of Gaza’s future must align with efforts to achieve a comprehensive solution ensuring the unity of Gaza and the West Bank as part of the Palestinian State. This state should be realized as a free, independent, sovereign entity with East Al Quds as its capital, along the borders of June 4, 1967.
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