L’OCI déçu par l’échec par le CS d'adopter le projet de résolution à mettre fin à l’occupation israélienne - Déclaration de l’OIC /Document non ONU Français
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OIC expresses deep disappointment at the failure of a draft resolution
that calls for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories
The Secretary General added that the OIC is astounded by the reasoning of the objecting countries to the draft resolution that it "does not serve the goals of peace, and could undermine the peace process"; and by their call for open-ended negotiating process without a timeframe.
He added that these countries seem to overlook the fact that the Palestinians have sat at the negotiating table and have been involved in the peace process for more than twenty years. During this time, Israel persisted in building and expanding settlements that now cover most of the West Bank; and in systematically planting hundreds of thousands of settlers in the occupied territories; and in ceaselessly pushing for the Judaization of Jerusalem changing its Arab, Muslim and Christian demographic and religious characters; and in completing the construction of the apartheid wall which nibbles large areas of Palestinian land; and in destroying the Gaza Strip time and time again in brutal Israeli wars; and in throwing more and more Palestinians in Israeli jails.
Madani said that those who call for peace negotiations without a specific framework and scheduled timeframe, and ignore Israel's refusal to meet the requirements for the resumption of the peace process, are actually calling for more time for Israel to complete its colonial rule.
These countries stands, Madani added, plunge the Palestinian cause in an endless circle, and underline the international community's inability to provide binding alternatives to enable the Palestinians to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
The Secretary General stressed the support of the OIC for the Palestinian people in their quest to regain their legitimate rights by all the means legitimate for a people under occupation and under siege.