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Islamic Summit in Istanbul on massacre of Palestinians, US embassy relocation

Thursday May 17, 2018 8:27 PM, UNA-OIC

Istanbul Islamic Summit

Istanbul: The Turkish city of Istanbul on Thursday hosted senior officials' preparatory meeting to discuss the agenda and work program for the 7th Islamic Summit of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

According to an OIC statement, the senior officials meeting discussed the final communiqué of the summit on the massacre committed by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilian demonstrators, and the official opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem in defiance of international law and the resolutions of the UN Security Council (UNSC) and General Assembly.

The Islamic Summit, to be held in Istanbul on Friday, will discuss the positions and steps of Muslim countries to defend the cause of Palestine and Jerusalem through cooperation and solidarity with the Palestinian state and its people.

This came in a statement circulated Thursday by Turkey's presidential spokesman Dr. Ibrahim Kalin on the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the level of heads of state and government of the member states, under the auspices of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Kalin noted that the summit will discuss the US administration's violation of international law following the relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as well as the serious developments that emerged after the killing of innocent Palestinians participating in peaceful demonstrations in Gaza. He underscored that the issue of Palestine and Israeli occupation does not only concern Islamic countries, but is a common issue for all those who believe in law and justice.

"The Islamic summit will discuss steps to mobilize international public opinion towards ending grievances in Palestine," the presidential spokesman said.

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