OIC Condemns Approval to Build Thousands of New Settlement Units

Jeddah, UAE: The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the decision by the Israeli authorities to build thousands of new settlement units in the occupied Palestinian territories, saying it is a violation of international law and United Nations resolutions, in particular Security Council resolution 2334 (2016) which requested Israel to halt settlement activities on occupied Palestinian lands, including East Jerusalem.

The General Secretariat reiterated that all Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land are illegal under international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.