OIC sent Wednesday 20 April 2022 identical letters to several international actors about the Israeli occupation violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque through incursion, closure of the Mosque’s gates, and barbaric attacks against worshipers.
Secretary-General of the OIC, Hissein Brahim Taha, dispatched identical letters to the Secretary of USA, the Foreign Secretary of the UK, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, France, and China, including the UN Secretary-General and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, asserting that this dangerous escalation of Israel’s aggression against the al-Aqsa Mosque is an attack on the religious rights and sensibilities of the entire Islamic ummah.
Taha also described the escalation as a flagrant violation of the relevant international resolutions and instruments that may stoke religious war and violence in the region and beyond.
He called on all the international actors to move swiftly under these critical circumstances, to pressure Israel, the occupying power, to guarantee the rights of Muslims to pray freely in the al-Aqsa Mosque, and to preserve the existing historical and legal status of the holy sites in occupied Jerusalem.
He reiterated the call on all actors to intensify international efforts to revive the political track that will end the Israeli occupation and bring about the establishment of the sovereign and the independent State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with international law, relevant United Nations resolutions, and the Arab peace initiative.