The Executive Committee of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) commended, on Tuesday in Istanbul, the efforts led by King Mohammed VI of Morocco to defend the holy city of Al-Quds in his quality as Chairman of Al Quds committee.
In a statement issued at the end of its extended extraordinary meeting to discuss the latest developments in Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Committee praised the efforts made by the King, highlighting that the Monarch sent a letter recently to the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and denouncing the systematic attacks against the holy city and the sacred Al-Aqsa Mosque while stressing the need for a return to the status quo ante.
In his recent letter to the UN Secretary-General, King Mohammed VI of Morocco had strongly condemned as “unacceptable” Israel’s practices in Jerusalem, saying these practices are meant to impose a fait accompli in the city. The King had also urged the international community to take decisive actions to compel Israel to put an end to these provocative practices that could incite extremist tendencies, further tension, animosity and violence in the entire region.
The OIC Executive Committee also thanked Morocco, Turkey, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia for their proactive support for the Palestinian people.
It reaffirmed the centrality of the Palestinian cause and the religious and spiritual character of Al-Quds for the entire Muslim Ummah, as well as its determination to defend it against all threats posed by the Israeli colonial occupation.
The OIC foreign ministers also condemned in the strongest terms the Houthi militias and the partisans of Saleh as well as the parties arming them with ammunition and missiles for targeting the holy city of Makkah for the second time since July 27. Such an attack violates the sacrality of Islam’s holy sites and represents a provocation of the feelings of Muslims across the globe.