OIC CONDEMNS ZIONIST ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN GAZA

Delegates attend a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on the situation in the Gaza Strip, in Jeddah yesterday (12/8). (Photo: Reuters)
Delegates attend a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on the situation in the Gaza Strip, in Jeddah yesterday (12/8). (Photo: Brunei Times/Reuters)

Jeddah, 17 Shawwal 1435/13 August 2014 (MINA) – The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday (12/8), condemned “war crimes” by Israeli occupation regime in Gaza and urged a meeting of donors on financing reconstruction in the enclave devastated by a month-long war.

In a statement after a ministerial meeting, the second on Gaza in three days, the OIC said that “in the liveliest terms” the meeting condemned Israeli occupation regime, “the occupying force, for war crimes it doesn’t stop committing in the Palestinian territories.”

“Israeli occupation regime forces should immediately cease its aggression against the Palestinian people and shoulder political and legal responsibility for war crimes,” the statement said, The Brunei Times quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).

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The OIC also proposed a meeting of donors on the reconstruction of Gaza, where the war has caused US$4 billion to US$6 billion of damage, according to the Palestinian economy ministry.

A Palestinian official said on Tuesday that Egypt has offered to host a conference of Gaza donors.

“The Egyptians proposed a few days ago to stage a donors conference” at the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, said the official, who asked not to be named.

The OIC praised Saudi Arabia for supplying medical aid worth 300 million riyals (about US$80 million), as well as a commitment to provide US$500 million towards reconstruction in Gaza.(T/Nidiya/E01)

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Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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