Organisation of Islamic Cooperation slams Israeli settlers’ attacks on Palestinians

Occupied Palestine (The Inside Palestine)- The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) yesterday strongly condemned what it described as the “escalation of continuous attacks by Israeli extremist settlers against defenseless Palestinian people.”

In a statement, the OIC described the Israeli aggression as a “flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and covenants that warrant investigation and accountability.”

The international organisation held Israel responsible for its “repeated violations and crimes against Palestinians,” calling on the international community “to urgently intervene to halt such heinous Israeli crimes, and to provide international protection for the Palestinian people.”

The UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator office in the Palestinian territories documented 287 incidents/assaults by settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in which Palestinian properties were damaged from the start of this year to the end of October.

Israeli and Palestinian estimates indicate that there are about 650,000 settlers in West Bank settlements, including occupied Jerusalem, who live in 164 settlements and 116 outposts.

International law regards both the West Bank and East Jerusalem as occupied territories and considers all Jewish settlement-building activity there illegal.

Source: Middle East Monitor

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