OIC to be asked to help protect Palestinians


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will call on the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take a tougher stand and do everything possible to protect Palestinians from Israel’s hostile acts, says the Foreign Minister.

Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, who will be representing Malaysia at the OIC virtual extraordinary meeting today, said Malaysia would continue to stand in strong solidarity with the Palestinians in the wake of Israeli aggression.

“At the meeting, I will convey Malaysia’s strong and unequivocal stand against Israel’s aggression,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The Virtual Open-Ended Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the level of the Foreign Ministers was called to discuss the aggression by Israel, the occupying power in the Palestinian Territories, particularly in Al-Quds Al-Shareef.

On another development, Hishammuddin said he had been in constant communication with Brunei’s Foreign Affairs Minister II Datuk Seri Setia Haji Erywan Mohd Yusof and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to reach a consensus among South-East Asia’s Muslim countries regarding Palestine.“Collectively, we strongly condemn the Israeli attacks against the Palestinians, and call on Israel to immediately stop its aggression across the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” he said. — Bernama

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