Maldives signs OIC Resolution calling for Israel to stop attacks against Palestine

Smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City targeted the Ansar compound, linked to the Hamas movement, in the Gaza Strip on May 14, 2021. - Israel pounded Gaza and deployed extra troops to the border as Palestinians fired barrages of rockets back, with the death toll in the enclave on the fourth day of conflict climbing to over 100 | Photo: Mahmud Hams

Malé, Maldives — Maldives has joined against the Israel in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Resolution calling the Israel forces to immediately stop the attacks on Palestinian civilians.

During the Open-Ended Virtual Extraordinary Meeting Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdullah Shahid attented yesterday, he strongly condemned the violent attacks on Palestinian civilians who are resided in East Jerusalem and Gaza by the Israeli forces.

Minister Shahid stressed that the forceful eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, attacks on unarmed worshippers in the grounds of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, and constant bombardment of Gaza by Israel violates the international law and relevant UN Security Council resolutions. 

In his statement, Minister Shahid stated that the only solution for lasting peace and stability in the region is by having an internationally agreed two-state solution that establishes an independent and sovereign State of Palestine, based on the 1967 borders. Minister Shahid also stated that East Jerusalem should be made the capital, in line with relevant resolutions.

The Open-Ended Virtual Extraordinary Meeting of OIC was held yesterday under the request of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requesting all Foreign Ministers of the OIC to have a discussion about the aggression and attacks by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The meeting was concluded with all the Foreign Ministers involved signing a Resolution by the Executive Committee of the OIC which called onto the forces of Israel to immediately stop the attacks and condemning Israel for violating the international law.

Maldives joined OIC in 1976 and since then has been an active member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. OIC consists of 57 Member States and has constantly advocated for the rights of Palestinian people and a two-state solution.