The Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary meeting tomorrow to discuss recent Israeli aggression in Palestinian territories.
This was announced by Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein today.
“Malaysia, which continues to stand in strong solidarity with the people of Palestine in wake of Israeli aggression, will attend the extraordinary meeting where I, as foreign minister, will represent the government of Malaysia.
“At the meeting tomorrow, I will convey Malaysia’s strong and unequivocal stand against Israel’s aggressions to the OIC. I will also be voicing Malaysia’s call for the OIC to make a tougher stand and take maximum possible efforts to protect Palestinians from Israel’s hostile acts,” he said.
Hishammuddin said he was constantly in touch with his Indonesian and Bruneian counterparts to reach a consensus among Southeast Asian Muslim countries regarding Palestine.
“Collectively, we strongly condemn the Israeli attacks against Palestinians, and call for Israel to immediately stop its aggression across the occupied Palestinian territory,” he said.
In recent weeks, violence has been escalating between Israelis and Palestinians. It began with Palestinian civilians and Isreali police clashing frequently in and around Jerusalem.
This was followed by rocket attacks on southern Israel originating from Gaza. Israel has responded with airstrikes.
There are civilian casualties on both sides.