ASIATODAY.ID, RIYADH – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League countries have held an extraordinary joint Summit at the King Abdulaziz International Convention Center (KAICC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday (11/11/ 2023). This summit adopted a resolution on Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.
The Saudi news agency, SPA, reported, Sunday (12/11/2023), that the summit which ended on Saturday (11/11/2023) resulted in several decisions, including condemnation of Israel’s aggression against the Gaza Strip and inhumane war crimes.
The forum reaffirmed all OIC and Arab League resolutions regarding the struggle of the Palestinian people and the occupied Arab territories and recalled all resolutions of the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations regarding the struggle of the Palestinian people, the crimes of the Israeli occupation, and the Palestinian people’s right to independence. .
Then, we welcome UN General Assembly Resolution A/ES-10/L.25 which was adopted at the tenth emergency session on 26 October 2023.
In this case, the OIC and the Arab League consider Israel and its occupying powers responsible for the continuation and worsening of the conflict.
There are at least 31 decisions in the resolution. The countries present at this extraordinary summit demand an immediate end to Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and reject reprisal war as self-defense or justification under any pretext.
They also called on the UN to take a firm and binding decision to stop the aggression. They consider the UN’s inaction to be complicity in allowing Israel to continue its ‘brutal aggression’ against innocent people.
“Calls on the UN Security Council to take firm and binding decisions that impose a cessation of aggression and restrain colonial occupying authorities that violate international law, international humanitarian law, and international legitimacy resolutions, the latest of which is UN General Assembly Resolution No. A/ES-10/ “L.25 dated 26/10/2023. Inaction is considered complicity in allowing Israel to continue its brutal aggression that kills innocent people, children, old people and women, and turns Gaza into ruin,” reads one of the rulings. resolution.
This summit also resulted in a decision in the form of a call for all countries to stop exporting weapons and ammunition to the Israeli authorities to kill Palestinians and destroy homes, hospitals, schools and other public facilities.
Meanwhile, Indonesia, as one of the countries present at the extraordinary summit, received the mandate to initiate international action to stop the war in Gaza and press for a real and serious political process.
The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) from the start encouraged the OIC to unite and be at the forefront in resolving the crisis in Gaza, Palestine.
“The OIC must be united, must be at the forefront using all peaceful means, all influence, and all diplomatic efforts to defend justice and humanity for Palestine,” said President Jokowi when speaking at the summit.
President Jokowi also supports holding the OIC Summit which is considered very appropriate to do so. He emphasized that the OIC must be able to produce concrete things so that Israeli atrocities in Gaza can be stopped immediately.
“One month after this atrocity the world seemed completely helpless. “More than 7.9 billion people in the world, more than 190 leaders of countries, but until now no one has been able to stop this cruelty,” he said.
For this reason, President Jokowi conveyed four concrete thoughts when speaking before the leaders of Islamic countries.
First, President Jokowi urged an immediate ceasefire.
“Without a ceasefire, the situation will not improve. Israel has used the narrative of ‘self defense’ and continues to kill civilians. This is nothing but collective punishment. “We all have to find a way for Israel to immediately implement a ceasefire,” he stressed.
Second, President Jokowi encouraged humanitarian aid to be accelerated and expanded in scope. The OIC must propose a more predictable and sustainable assistance mechanism considering that the humanitarian situation in Gaza is very worrying.
“The humanitarian situation is very worrying. For example, the Indonesian Hospital in North Gaza continues to be the target of Israeli attacks, since yesterday it has run out of fuel. “Indonesia asks all parties to respect international humanitarian law,” he explained.
Third, President Jokowi called on the OIC to use all fronts to hold Israel accountable for the humanitarian atrocities it has committed. For example, pressing for access to the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory which was formed by the UN Human Rights Council to carry out its mandate.
“And continue to support the advisory opinion process at the International Court of Justice,” he added.
Fourth, the OIC must urge peace negotiations to restart immediately in order to realize a two-state solution and reject the idea of a one-state solution. According to him, a one-state solution will only result in Palestine being sacrificed.
“If the quartet mechanism is no longer reliable, then the OIC must encourage the peace negotiation process with a new format, and Indonesia is ready to contribute to the peace negotiations,” he said.
At the end of his statement, President Jokowi asked for support from OIC leaders to convey the results of the Extraordinary OIC Summit to United States President Joe Biden.
“From Riyadh I have scheduled a bilateral visit to the United States. “With the permission of the leaders, I will convey the results of today’s OIC decision to President Biden,” he said. (AT Network)
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