Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Arab-Islamic Summit condemns the aggression against the Gaza Strip and demands that the Security Council take a binding resolution that forces it to stop

Riyadh (UNA/WAFA) - The extraordinary joint Arab-Islamic summit, held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, today, Saturday, called on the Security Council to take a decisive and binding decision that imposes a halt to the Israeli aggression, curbs the occupation authority, and considers failure to do so to be complicity that allows Israel to continue its aggression. Brutal.

In its final statement, which was read by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, in a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, the Arab Islamic Summit condemned the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, war crimes, and barbaric massacres. And the inhumanity committed by the colonial occupation government during that period, and refused to characterize this retaliatory war as self-defense or justify it under any pretext.

She stressed the necessity of breaking the siege on Gaza and imposing the immediate entry of Arab, Islamic and international humanitarian aid convoys, including food, medicine and fuel, and calling on international organizations to participate in this process, and emphasizing the necessity of these organizations entering the Strip and protecting their crews.

It called on all countries to stop exporting weapons and ammunition to the occupation authorities, which are used by their army and terrorist settlers to kill the Palestinian people and destroy their homes, hospitals, schools, mosques, churches and all their capabilities..

The summit also called on the Security Council to take an immediate decision condemning Israel's barbaric destruction of hospitals in the Gaza Strip, preventing the entry of medicine, food and fuel into it, and the occupation authorities cutting off electricity, water supply and basic services there, including communication and Internet services, as collective punishment that represents a war crime according to international law, and the need to The resolution is imposed on Israel, as the occupying power.

The summit requested the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to complete the investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in all the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.

The summit commissioned the general secretariats of the organization and the League to establish two specialized legal monitoring units to document the Israeli crimes committed in the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023, and to prepare legal pleadings on all violations of international law and international humanitarian law committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the rest of the territories. The occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.

She affirmed support for the legal and political initiatives of the State of Palestine to hold officials of the occupation authorities responsible for their crimes against the Palestinian people, including the advisory opinion process of the International Court of Justice, and to allow the investigation committee established by the decision of the Human Rights Council to investigate these crimes and not obstruct them..

It stressed its complete and absolute rejection and collective response to any attempts at individual or collective forcible transfer, forced displacement, exile or deportation of the Palestinian people, whether inside the Gaza Strip or the West Bank, including Jerusalem, or outside its territory to any other destination whatever, considering this a red line and a war crime..

The Arab Islamic Summit affirmed that the Palestine Liberation Organization is the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and called on the Palestinian factions and forces to unite under its umbrella, and for everyone to bear their responsibilities in light of a national partnership led by the organization.

It also affirmed adherence to peace as a strategic option to end the Israeli occupation and resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict in accordance with international law and relevant international legitimacy resolutions, and emphasized adherence to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative with all its elements and priorities, and that the precondition for peace with Israel and establishing normal relations with it is ending its occupation of all lands. Palestinian and Arab, and embodying the independence of the State of Palestine on the lines of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Arab-Islamic Summit also stressed the need for the international community to move immediately to launch a serious and real peace process to impose peace on the basis of a two-state solution that meets all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, especially their right to embody their independent, sovereign state along the lines of June 1967, XNUMX, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

She stressed that the failure to find a solution to the Palestinian issue for more than 75 years, and the failure to confront the crimes of the Israeli colonial occupation and its systematic policies to undermine the two-state solution, is what led to a serious deterioration of the situation..

The summit affirmed the rejection of any proposals that would establish the separation of Gaza from the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and stressed that any future approach to Gaza must be in the context of working on a comprehensive solution that guarantees the unity of Gaza and the West Bank as a land of the Palestinian state, which must be embodied in a free, independent, and sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The summit called for holding an international peace conference, through which a credible peace process would be launched on the basis of international law, international legitimacy resolutions, and the principle of land for peace, within a specific time frame and with international guarantees that would lead to an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem.

She stressed the need to activate the Islamic financial safety network to provide financial contributions and provide financial, economic and humanitarian support to the government of the State of Palestine and UNRWA, and stressed the need to mobilize international partners to reconstruct Gaza and mitigate the effects of the comprehensive destruction of the Israeli aggression as soon as it stops..

The following is the text of the final statement:

We, the leaders of the countries and governments of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States, have decided to merge the two summits that both the Organization and the League had decided to organize, in response to generous invitations from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the current presidency of the two summits) and from the State of Palestine, and as an expression of our unified position in condemning the brutal Israeli aggression against the people. The Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and in confirmation that we confront together this aggression and the humanitarian catastrophe it causes, and we work to stop it and end all illegal Israeli practices that perpetuate the occupation and deprive the Palestinian people of their rights, especially their right to freedom and an independent state with sovereignty over Its entire national territory. Expressing our thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for the generous hosting, and affirming all the decisions of both the organization and the League regarding the issue Palestinian and all occupied Arab territories, and recalling all the resolutions of the United Nations and other international organizations regarding the Palestinian issue, the crimes of the Israeli occupation, and the right of the Palestinian people to freedom and independence in all of their occupied territories since 1967, which constitute a single geographical unit and do not welcome United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 10/ 2.25-AES Which was adopted by the tenth emergency session on November 26 of the current year 2023. We do not affirm the centrality of the Palestinian issue and that we stand with all our energies and capabilities alongside the brotherly Palestinian people in their legitimate struggle and struggle to liberate all their occupied territories and fulfill all their inalienable rights, especially their right to self-determination and to live in their state. Independent, sovereign state along the lines of June 1967, XNUMX, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital, and affirming that a just, lasting and comprehensive peace, which constitutes a strategic option, is the only way to guarantee security and stability for all the peoples of the region and protect them from cycles of violence and wars, will not be achieved without ending the Israeli occupation and resolving the Palestinian issue on the basis of The basis of the two-state solution.

Emphasizing the impossibility of achieving regional peace by bypassing the Palestinian issue or attempts to ignore the rights of the Palestinian people, and that the Arab Peace Initiative supported by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is an essential reference, and as Israel holds the occupying power responsible for the continuation and aggravation of the conflict as a result of its aggression against the rights of the Palestinian people, Islamic and Christian sanctities, and its policies and practices. The systematic and illegal unilateral steps that perpetuate the occupation, violate international law, and prevent the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace. Emphasizing that Israel and all countries in the region will not enjoy security and peace unless the Palestinians enjoy them and regain all their stolen rights, and that the continuation of the Israeli occupation is a threat to the security and stability of the region and to international security and peace, We condemn all forms of hatred and discrimination and all proposals that perpetuate the culture of hatred and extremism. We warn of the disastrous repercussions of the retaliatory aggression launched by Israel against the Gaza Strip, which amounts to a mass war crime, and the barbaric crimes it also commits during it in the West Bank and Holy Jerusalem, and of the real danger of the expansion of the war as a result of Israel’s refusal to stop its aggression and the inability of the Security Council to enforce international law. To finish it:

- Condemning the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip, the war crimes, and the barbaric, inhuman and barbaric massacres committed by the colonial occupation government during it, and demanding the need to emphasize the necessity of stopping it immediately and against the Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

He rejected describing this war of revenge as self-defense or justifying it under any pretext.

- Breaking the siege on Gaza and imposing the entry of Arab, Islamic and international humanitarian aid convoys, including food, medicine and fuel into the Gaza Strip immediately and inviting international organizations to participate in this process, stressing the necessity of these organizations entering the Gaza Strip, protecting their crews and enabling them to fully carry out their role, and supporting the Agency. United Nations Relief and Works for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

- Supporting all steps taken by the Arab Republic of Egypt to confront the consequences of the brutal Israeli aggression on Gaza, and supporting its efforts to bring aid into the Gaza Strip in an immediate, sustainable and adequate manner.

- Demanding the Security Council to take a decisive and binding decision that imposes a cessation of aggression and curbs the colonial occupation authority that violates international law, international humanitarian law, and international legitimacy resolutions, the latest of which is United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 10/25.-AES On 26/10/2023, and considering failure to do so is complicity that allows Israel to continue its brutal aggression that kills innocent people, children, the elderly, and women, and turns Gaza into ruin.

- Demanding all countries to stop exporting weapons and ammunition to the occupation authorities that are used by their army and terrorist settlers to kill the Palestinian people and destroy their homes, hospitals, schools, mosques, churches and all their capabilities.

Demanding the Security Council to take an immediate decision condemning Israel’s barbaric destruction of hospitals in the Gaza Strip, preventing the entry of medicine, food and fuel into it, and the occupation authorities cutting off electricity, water supply and basic services there, including communication and Internet services, as collective punishment that represents a war crime according to international law, and the necessity of imposing The decision requires Israel, as the occupying power, to abide by international laws and immediately abolish these brutal and inhumane measures, and to stress the necessity of lifting the blockade that Israel has imposed on the Gaza Strip for years.

- Requesting the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to complete the investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in all the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, and assigning the general secretariats of the organization and the League to follow up on the implementation of this, and establishing two specialized legal monitoring units to document the crimes. committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023, and to prepare legal arguments on all violations of international law and international humanitarian law committed by Israel, the occupying power, against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, provided that it submits The unit shall submit its report 15 days after its establishment to be presented to the University Council. At the level of foreign ministers and the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization, and thereafter on a monthly basis.

- Supporting the legal and political initiatives of the State of Palestine to hold officials of the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for its crimes against the Palestinian people, including the advisory opinion process of the International Court of Justice, and allowing the investigation committee established by the decision of the Human Rights Council to investigate these crimes and not obstruct them.

- Assigning the two secretariats to establish two media monitoring units to document all the crimes of the occupation authorities against the Palestinian people and digital media platforms that publish them and expose their illegal and inhuman practices.

Assigning the foreign ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its capacity as the presidency of the 32nd Arab and Islamic Summit, and each of Jordan - Egypt - Qatar - Turkey - Indonesia - Nigeria - Palestine, and any other interested country, and to begin immediate international action on behalf of all member states of the organization and the League to formulate a move. International to stop the war on Gaza, and to press for the launch of a serious and real political process to achieve lasting and comprehensive peace in accordance with approved international references.

- Calling on the member states of the organization and the League to exercise diplomatic, political and legal pressure and take any deterrent measures to stop the crimes of the colonial occupation authorities against humanity.

- Denounce double standards in the application of international law, and warn that this duality seriously undermines the credibility of states that protect Israel from international law and places it above it, the credibility of multilateral action, exposes the selectivity of applying the system of human values, and emphasizes that the positions of Arab and Islamic countries will be affected by double standards that lead to A rift between civilizations and cultures.

- Condemning the displacement of about one and a half million Palestinians from the north of the Gaza Strip to its south, as a war crime in accordance with the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and its 1977 Annex, and calling on the states parties to the convention to take a collective decision condemning and rejecting it, and calling on all United Nations organizations to confront the attempt to establish colonial occupation authorities. This miserable, inhuman reality, and stressing the necessity of the immediate return of these displaced people to their homes and areas.

- Complete and absolute rejection and collective response to any attempts at individual or collective forced transfer, forced displacement, exile or deportation of the Palestinian people, whether inside the Gaza Strip or the West Bank, including Jerusalem, or outside its territory to any other destination whatever, considering this a red line and a war crime.

Condemning the killing and targeting of civilians is a principled position based on our humanitarian values ​​and consistent with international law and international humanitarian law, and stressing the need for the international community to take immediate and rapid steps to stop the killing and targeting of Palestinian civilians, in a way that confirms that there is absolutely no difference between life and life, or discrimination on the basis of Nationality, race or religion.

- Emphasizing the need to release all prisoners, detainees and civilians, condemning the abhorrent crimes committed by the colonial occupation authorities against thousands of Palestinian prisoners, and calling on all concerned countries and international organizations to put pressure to stop these crimes and prosecute their perpetrators.

- Stopping the murders committed by the occupation forces, the terrorism of settlers and their crimes in Palestinian villages, cities and camps in the occupied West Bank, and all attacks on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and all Islamic and Christian sanctities.

- Emphasizing the need for Israel to implement its obligations as the occupying power, and to stop all illegal Israeli measures that perpetuate the occupation, especially the construction and expansion of settlements, the confiscation of lands and the displacement of Palestinians from their homes.

Condemning the military operations launched by the occupation forces against Palestinian cities and camps, condemning settler terrorism, and calling on the international community to place their associations and organizations on international terrorism lists, so that the Palestinian people can enjoy all the rights enjoyed by the rest of the peoples of the world, including human rights, the right to security, self-determination, and the embodiment of independence. His state is on his land, and an international protection mechanism is provided for him.

Condemning the Israeli attacks on the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, and Israel’s illegal measures that violate freedom of worship, and emphasizing the necessity of respecting the existing legal and historical status in the holy sites, and that the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Holy Mosque of Jerusalem, with its entire area of ​​144 thousand square meters, is a pure place of worship for Muslims. Only that the Jordanian Department of the Jerusalem Endowments and the Affairs of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is the exclusive legal authority with jurisdiction to manage the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, maintain it, and regulate access to it, within the framework of the historical Hashemite custodianship of the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, and to support the role of the presidency of the Jerusalem Committee and its efforts to confront the practices of the occupation authorities in the Holy City. .

Condemning the acts and statements of extremist hatred and racism by ministers in the Israeli occupation government, including the threat of one of these ministers to use nuclear weapons against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, and considering them a serious threat to international peace and security, which requires supporting the conference to establish a zone free of nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction. The other conference in the Middle East held within the framework of the United Nations and its objectives to confront this threat.

Condemning the killing of journalists, children, and women, targeting paramedics, and the use of internationally banned white phosphorus in the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, condemning the repeated Israeli statements and threats to return Lebanon to the Stone Age, the necessity of preventing the expansion of the conflict, and calling on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to investigate Israel’s use of chemical weapons.

- Emphasizing that the Palestine Liberation Organization is the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and calling on the Palestinian factions and forces to unite under its umbrella, and for everyone to bear their responsibilities in light of a national partnership led by the Palestine Liberation Organization.

- Reaffirming adherence to peace as a strategic option, to end the Israeli occupation and resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict in accordance with international law and relevant international legitimacy resolutions, including Security Council Resolutions 42 (1967), 338 (1973), 497 (1981), 2003 (1515), and 2334 (2016). ), and emphasizing adherence to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative with all its elements and priorities, as it is the unified, consensual Arab position and the basis of any efforts to revive peace in the Middle East, and that the precondition for peace with Israel and the establishment of normal relations with it is ending its occupation of all Palestinian and Arab lands, and embodying the independence of the state. An independent Palestine with full sovereignty along the lines of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the restoration of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination and the right of return and compensation for refugees. The Palestinians and resolve their issue justly in accordance with United Nations General Assembly Resolution No. 194 of 1948.

- Emphasizing the need for the international community to move immediately to launch a serious and real peace process to impose peace on the basis of a two-state solution that meets all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, especially their right to embody their independent and sovereign state along the lines of June 1967, XNUMX, with East Jerusalem as its capital, so that they can live in security and peace alongside Israel, in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative with all its elements.

- Emphasizing the failure to find a solution to the Palestinian issue for more than 75 years, and the failure to address the crimes of the Israeli colonial occupation and its systematic policies to undermine the two-state solution through building and expanding colonial settlements, as well as some parties’ unconditional support for the Israeli occupation and protecting it from accountability, and refusing to listen. The continuous warnings about the danger of ignoring these crimes and their dangerous effects on the future of international peace and security are what led to a serious deterioration of the situation.

- Rejecting any proposals that dedicate the separation of Gaza from the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and emphasizing that any future approach to Gaza must be in the context of working on a comprehensive solution that guarantees the unity of Gaza and the West Bank as the territory of the Palestinian state, which must be embodied in a free, independent, sovereign state with East Jerusalem as its capital. Lines of June 1967, XNUMX.

- Calling for the convening of an international peace conference, as soon as possible, through which a credible peace process will be launched on the basis of international law, international legitimacy resolutions and the principle of land for peace, within a specific time frame and with international guarantees that will lead to an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem, the occupied Syrian Golan, the Shebaa Farms, the Kafr Shuba hills and the outskirts of the Lebanese town of al-Mari, and implementing the two-state solution.

- Activating the Islamic financial safety net in accordance with the decision of the fourteenth session of the Islamic Summit Conference, to provide financial contributions and provide financial, economic and humanitarian support to the government of the State of Palestine and UNRWA, and to emphasize the need to mobilize international partners to reconstruct Gaza and mitigate the effects of the comprehensive destruction of the Israeli aggression as soon as it stops.

Assigning the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States and the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to follow up on the implementation of the resolution and present a report on it to the next session of their councils.

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