OIC condemns an Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque

11:18 AM | 21 Feb, 2019
OIC condemns an Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque
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JEDDAH - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned an Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Radio Pakistan reported.

In a statement, the OIC said this is a provocation to sentiments of the Muslim nation and a flagrant violation of international resolutions and charter.

The OIC also reiterated that Al-Aqsa Mosque is a place of worship to Muslims only.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an international organization founded in 1969, consisting of 57 member states, with 40 countries being Muslim Majority countries.

Earlier, Israeli forces raided Palestinian Muslims worshipers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque leaving many of people injured while arresting several others.

The raid came two days after Israeli police on Sunday temporarily shut the Al-Aqsa’s Al-Rahma Gate, triggering Palestinian protests the following day.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East War.