OIC Secretary General Condemns the Decision to Construct New Settlement Units in East Jerusalem

Report
from Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Published on 07 Aug 2011 View Original

Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation issued a vigorous condemnation of the Israeli Government’s decision to authorize the construction of 930 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, a decision which he considered as a flagrant violation of international and humanitarian law and of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

The Secretary General condemned this settlement decision as illegitimate act aimed at creating a new reality on the ground through the alteration of the demographic composition in the occupied Palestinian territories and the isolation of the city of Al-Quds/Jerusalem from its Palestinian environment, an exercise that commands a firm stand on the part of the international community. The Secretary General called upon the UN Security Council to take action and compel Israel to halt all forms of settlement and aggression against the Palestinian people and their properties.