Indonesia Asks OIC to Prevent Israeli Plans to Annex West Bank

Jeddah, MINA – Indonesian government requested the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to prevent Israel’s efforts to change the composition of Palestinian’s demogration territories and maintain commitments related to a two-state solution based on the 1967 boundary line.

Indonesia’s statement was delivered at the OIC Ministerial Extraordinary Session in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, September 15 in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement regarding the annexation of West Bank.

Indonesia also emphasized the principle of self-determination for Palestinian people and East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

“Indonesia views campaign promises in Israel related to the annexation of Palestinian West Bank region as an act that does not heed international law, and as a violation of UN resolutions,” stressed Febrian A. Ruddyard, Director General of Multilateral Cooperation, Special Envoy of the Indonesian Foreign Minister at the Session Extraordinary OIC Ministerial Level in Jeddah.

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He also stressed the UNSC Resolution 2334 of 2016 clearly states that changes to the 1967 boundary line were not recognized by UNSC.

Indonesia hopes that the OIC can call on the international community to provide support for Palestinians and not to recognize Israel’s illegal actions, and ask that Israel’s actions can be discussed in the UNSC.

The meeting which was lasted for one day and attended by eight ministers from the OIC States resulted in a joint Communique containing criticism of Israel and support for Palestinian people. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)