OIC to Discuss Israeli Escalations in Occupied Syrian Golan Heights

PM Benjamin Netanyahu poses for a group picture with his government at the weekly cabinet meeting, held in the Golan Heights on April 17.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu poses for a group picture with his government at the weekly cabinet meeting, held in the Golan Heights on April 17.

Jeddah, 17 Rajab 1437/25 April 2016 (MINA) – Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) executive committee is due to hold an extraordinary meeting next Tuesday to discuss the recent Israeli escalations in occupied Syrian Golan Heights, an OIC statement said Sunday.

The statement said the meeting is being held at the request of the State of Kuwait, which holds the rotating chair of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers, to take a unified and ¬†strong position by the OIC Member States on the Israeli Government’s meeting that was held in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and the remarks by Israel’s Prime Minister that “the Golan Heights will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.”

The statement noted that the Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will convene an Extraordinary Meeting at the level of Permanent ¬†Representatives on Tuesday, April 26 at its headquarters in Jeddah, to discuss the Israeli escalations against the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, KUNA was quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

The OIC considers these provokative acts by the Israeli Government a serious escalation and flagrant violation of the Resolutions of international legitimacy and International Law, the statement added.

Last week, the Arab League decided to hold an emergency meeting at the level of delegates, also upon Kuwait’s request, to discuss repercussions of the remarks of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the occupied Golan Heights.

Last month, Arab Foreign Ministers rejected all Israeli occupation authorities’ policies that aimed at changing the legal and demographic status of the Syrian Golan Heights.

The foreign ministers, in a statement on the occupied Golan Heights, considered Israel’s December 14 1981 decision to annex the Syrian Golan Heights illegal and void, and was in complete violation of the UN resolutions. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)