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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation will hold an emergency meeting next Sunday to discuss “Israeli aggression” in Palestine

Baghdad / NINA /- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation announced that it will hold an emergency meeting next Sunday at the level of foreign ministers at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss developments in Palestine.

In a brief statement published today, Thursday, it said: “The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, at the request of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Head of the Islamic Summit, will hold on Sunday May 16, 2021 a hypothetical emergency meeting of the Executive Committee at the level of open-ended Foreign Ministers to discuss Israeli attacks in the Palestinian Territory, especially in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and the acts of violence carried out by Israel in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Since May 8, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has witnessed a continuous escalation that began with the outbreak of clashes in Al-Haram Al-Sharif and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhoods, where Israel is implementing measures to expel Palestinian families from their homes.

On Monday, the Israeli forces began a massive bombing campaign on the Gaza Strip, where they said that they had targeted hundreds of targets of “Hamas” and “Islamic Jihad”, while the Palestinian health authorities in the Gaza Strip announced the killing of 87 Palestinians, including 18 children, in addition to about 530 wounded, while they launched the Palestinian factions intensified strikes on vital installations in Israel, including airports and vital facilities, and most of the rockets were intercepted, but the attacks killed at least 7 Israelis. / End


Source: National Iraqi News Agency