Qatar Urges Joint Islamic Strategy to Help Palestinians
Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, on Sunday urged Islamic leaders meeting in Doha to draw up a common strategy to help the Palestinians regain their rights.
"We have to draw up a strategy that will help the Palestinian people regain their legitimate rights," Sheikh Hamad said at the opening of the ninth Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) summit.
"We say to the world that the Middle East conflict will not end until the withdrawal of Israel from all Palestinian territories, Golan and Lebanese territories," said Sheikh Hamad, whose country is to take over the three-year rotating presidency of the OIC from Iran at the end of the three-day summit.
The summit was to focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and leaders from the 56 OIC members were expected to discuss proposals for a punitive break in relations with the Jewish state -- DOHA (AFP)
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