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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 07:11

OIC urges global ban on products from Israeli settlements

OIC urges global ban on products from Israeli settlements
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called for a global ban on products from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

According to Press TV, the OIC urged “member states and the wider international community to ban products produced in or by illegal Israeli settlements from their markets,” on Monday.

The global body made its request during the fifth Extraordinary OIC Summit on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Shareef in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, which was attended by representatives from 57 countries, including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The OIC also pledged “full support to the political, diplomatic and legal efforts” to ensure the Palestinians achieved their “inalienable rights.”

Last month, hundreds of Palestinians held demonstrations in the occupied West Bank and called for the boycott of Israeli products.

Last November, Zionist regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended Israel’s ties with the European Union (EU) after the bloc decided to label products imported from Israeli settlements as “made in Israel.” However contacts were reestablished last month.

The summit on Monday was held at the request of Abbas to discuss the Israeli escalation and its restriction on Palestinians’ access to the al-Aqsa Mosque. The occupied Palestinian territories have been the scene of heightened tensions triggered by Zionist regime’s imposition in August 2015 of restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the mosque compound in East al-Quds.

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