Shoug Basim Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has rejected US President Trump’s Middle East peace deal emphasising that the only way to achieve peace was the ending of Israeli occupation in Palestine.
At a meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the OIC executive committee adopted a resolution which denounced Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century”. The resolution was to confirm the support for the Palestinian people and the Palestine Liberation Organization headed by Mahmoud Abbas, re-emphasizing that peace and security in the Middle East region, as a strategic option, will only be achieved with the end of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.
The 57-member body of Muslim-majority countries declared that Trump’s plan “lacks the minimum requirements of justice and destroys the foundations of peace. This includes the agreed legal and international terms of reference for a peaceful solution and the need to respect and recognize the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. Which includes the right to national independence and of Palestine refugees to return.”
The resolution expressed regret at the biased approach of the ‘plan’ that detrimentally adopts the corrupt Israeli narrative endorsing the annexation of vast areas of the occupied Palestinian lands. Under the false excuse of security for Israel, the illegal occupying power, in flagrant violation of the principles of international law, the invalid acquisition of territory by force, the United Nations Charter, and relevant international resolutions.
According to the resolution, Israel is “responsible for the deterioration of the situation on the ground because of its denial of relevant agreements. It’s defiance of international legitimacy and the continuation of the policies of colonization, annexation, settlement expansion, discrimination and ethnic cleansing. Which have been perpetrated against the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.”
Along with warning Israel against making any further moves “to consolidate its colonial occupation on Palestine grounds”. The OIC heroically called on the international community to reject and politically confront” any action or proposal that is inconsistent with international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.”