JEDDAH, 25th December, 2016 (WAM) — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, has welcomed a recent UN Security Council, UNSC, resolution that condemned Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, OIC Secretary-General,said, “This resolution is historic and contributes to affirming the legitimate and inalienable rights of the Palestinian people,” calling at the same time for its implementation.

Al-Othaimeen commended the positions and efforts of the Islamic countries and all UNSC member states that voted in favour of the resolution. He expressed hope that the resolution would be an important step contributing to the promotion of the French efforts to hold an international peace conference and the launch of a multi-lateral political process to end the Israeli occupation and achieve peace based on the two-State solution.