Arab, Muslim countries denounce Israeli Jerusalem policy

JT | Mar 06, 2014 | 23:06

AMMAN — Jordan along with regional groups in the UN expressed their rejection and concern of Israeli illegal practices in Jerusalem, particularly the ongoing debate in the Knesset on a bill to impose Israel’s control over holy sites in the Old City.

The groups, led by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, held a meeting Wednesday to discuss the Israeli measures upon a request from Arab and Muslim capitals, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Representatives of the organisation’s 57 countries sent letters to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Security Council President Sylvie Lucas and General Assembly President John Ashe condemning the continued Israeli violations.

Mahmoud Daidallah Al Hmoud from the Jordanian delegation said the groups “sent a powerful message to Israel stating that its actions violate their obligations under the international law”, Petra said.

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Israel, Palestine

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