OIC calls for two-state solution despite cease-fire announcement

OIC calls for two-state solution despite cease-fire announcement
Palestinians return to their destroyed houses following Israel- Hamas truce, in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, May 21, 2021. (Reuters)
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Updated 21 May 2021

OIC calls for two-state solution despite cease-fire announcement

OIC calls for two-state solution despite cease-fire announcement
  • The OIC’s secretary-general affirmed the organization’s rejection and condemnation of continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian land

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Friday that despite the cessation of Israeli hostilities and the cease-fire in Gaza, achieving lasting peace must be based on a two-state solution, dialogue and the relevant UN resolutions.
The establishment of an independent state of Palestine with 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital was paramount to achieving just, lasting and comprehensive peace, the OIC said.
The OIC’s secretary-general affirmed the organization’s rejection and condemnation of continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian land including East Jerusalem and the establishment of an apartheid system in it through building settlements, destroying Palestinian property, building an expansion wall, confiscating land, homes and properties, and forcibly evicting and displacing Palestinians from their homes and land.
Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen also confirmed the OIC’s concern about Israeli threats to evacuate hundreds of Palestinian families from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem by force, including families in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.