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Oman calls for action to stop Israeli aggression

16 May 2021

The sultanate reaffirmed its condemnation of the Israeli forces storming the Al Aqsa Mosque, and its rejection of the displacement of the Palestinian people from their homes in the city of Jerusalem. 

This was stated during its participation in the meeting of the open-ended extraordinary session of Executive Committee of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with foreign ministers held on Sunday.

The meeting was called by Saudi Arabia, Chair of the Islamic Summit, to discuss the aggression by Israel. 

H E Sheikh Khalifa Ali al Harthy, Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs in the Foreign Ministry, represented the sultanate in the meeting.

Oman further called on the international community to intervene immediately to force Israel to stop the brutal military attack on Gaza, which has resulted in deaths of hundreds of innocent people and the destruction of their homes. 

At the OIC meeting, the organisation passed a resolution ‘holding Israel, the occupying authority, fully responsible for the deterioration of the situation caused by its systematic crimes against the Palestinian people across the entire Occupied Palestinian Territory, in particular, the extensive barbaric military attack on the besieged Gaza Strip, with a rising number of victims and large scale destruction of property and basic infrastructure’. 

The OIC called for legal action through specialised international courts and various United Nations agencies to compel Israel, ‘the occupying power, to pay the necessary material and moral reparations for the damages done to the Palestinian infrastructure as well as public and private properties’.



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