JEDDAH, 16th August, 2016 (WAM) — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, has condemned attacks waged by the Israeli occupation forces and radical settlers on the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, said, “These attacks contradict with the historic status of Al-Aqsa Mosque, provoke the Muslims’ sentiments and constitute continuous breach of relevant Geneva conventions and international laws.”

Mr. Madani warned, “Such recurring and provocative Israeli practices and desecration of the Holy site might lead to an explosive situation at the regional level.” He also urged the UN Security Council to move quickly to stop the repeated Israeli attacks against Islamic and Christian places of sanctity in occupied Jerusalem, as well as their crimes against the Palestinian people and their Holy sites.

“The OIC will follow-up the issue in coordination with the State of Palestine,” he added.