You are here: Home » News-IANS » Politics
Business Standard

OIC Foreign Ministers hold meet on Israel's Gaza actions

IANS  |  Istanbul 

The Foreign Ministers of the (OIC) member states met on Friday in over a roadmap that seeks to end Israel's policy of violence.

Addressing the meeting, Turkish said the Islamic world must ensure that "Israeli authorities and Israeli soldiers who point a gun at defenceless people are held to account", reported.

The top Turkish also urged Muslim countries to take all necessary precautions to prevent other countries from following the US example and opening their embassies in Jerusalem, as the Palestinians are striving for an independent state with East as its capital.

"At the end of the OIC summit, we will shout out that we won't allow any change to Jerusalem's historical status," he said.

The US relocation of its embassy in from to on Monday sparked protests and clashes with Israeli forces at the border in which over 60 Palestinians were killed, promoting to recall its to and and call for an extraordinary OIC summit in on Friday.

In his address to the OIC Foreign Ministers, Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, the organization's Secretary-General, described the US embassy's move as "provocative" and defined Israel's use of force against Palestinians as "a crime against humanity".



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:06 IST