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Source: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
7 February 2017

OIC Condemns Israeli Knesset’s Passing of “Law Legalizing Settlement Outposts” and Calls for Enforcing Security Council Resolution 2334

Date: 07/02/2017

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed absolute rejection and strong condemnation of the Israeli Knesset’s so-called law “legalizing settlement outposts”. It stressed that this represents a serious affront to the international community’s will and a blatant breach of the international legitimacy resolutions, especially the recent UN Security Council resolution 2334, which condemned the unlawful Israeli policies and called for their immediate cessation.

The OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen said this void measure speaks volumes of Israel’s persistent unilateral policies that aim to consecrate occupation and colonial settlement, undermine international political efforts and destroy any chances of a two-state solution.

Furthermore, the Secretary General expressed his condemnation of the military escalation on the Gaza Strip, warning about the perils of continued Israeli policy of aggression and settlement and its ramifications on the region. Effective steps by the international community – and the Security Council in particular – are needed to enforce the Council’s resolutions and put an end to Israel’s constant crimes and ongoing violations of the international law, Dr. Al-Othaimeen stressed.

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