OIC Secretary General warns Palestinians against slipping into internal fighting
The Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu expressed his grave concern over the unfortunate events that took place recently in the Gaza Strip and warned the Palestinians against slipping into internal fighting and escalation. He also called on all Palestinian factions to exercise self-restraint and to act immediately towards defusing the social strife, stem Palestinian bloodshed, and to resume the national dialogue to form a national unity government. Ihsanoglu, furthermore, expressed his readiness to travel to Palestine should such a trip contribute to reaching a Palestinian national unity.
Jeddah, 15 December 2006