Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - The Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization ISESCO expressed its rejection to the recent proposal introduced by the Israeli Knesset which gives the Israeli occupation a thorough sovereignty over al-Aqsa mosque.
The organization confirmed in a statement that the legal status of al-Aqsa mosque and the occupied Palestinian territories proves the illegality of the Israeli occupation in Palestine. Therefore, any Israeli measure against al-Aqsa is rejected and illegal.
UN Security Council, UN General Assembly, and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the necessity of preventing this bill quickly.
ISESCO appealed to the international community to take actions to stop the Israeli crimes and its frequent repressive practices against Jerusalem and Muslim and Christian holy places.
ISESCO was established by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in May 1979. It is one of the largest international Islamic organizations and specializes in the fields of education, science, and culture. Its headquarters are in Rabat, Morocco.
Its goals concentrate on strengthening and promoting and consolidating cooperation among Member States (OIC) in the fields of education, science, culture and communication, developing applied sciences and use of advanced technology within the framework of Islamic values and ideals, consolidating understanding among Muslim peoples, and contributing to the achievement of world peace and security, particularly through education, science, culture and communication.