OIC ‘Invites’ Muslim States to Break Ties with Israel
The world's Muslim leaders on Monday "invited" Islamic countries to break ties with Israel and expressed their "total confidence" in the Palestinian leadership, in a final declaration at a summit in Doha.
Leaders of the 56-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), in the document obtained by AFP, "invite member states that have relations with Israel or that have taken measures toward the establishment of such relations as part of the peace process to break them."
OIC Secretary General Ezzedin Laraki told AFP that the "document on the Al-Aqsa Intifada (uprising) and the independence of Palestine" had been approved and awaited only the formal signing by the members, whose summit opened Sunday.
The Muslim leaders, in the final statement, also "express their total confidence in the Palestinian people and their PLO leadership" -- DOHA (AFP)
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