IHSANOGLU WELCOMES HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S DECISION TO INVESTIGATE ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS
Posted by Human Rights in Islamic Countries on March 28, 2012
The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, has welcomed the resolutions of the Human Rights Council, particularly the aspect on the Palestinian question and the decision to set up an independent international fact-finding mission on the implications of the Israeli settlements for the political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people on the entire occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem. He described the resolutions as an important achievement towards the international community assuming its responsibilities by putting an end to Israeli illegal occupation and settlement on occupied Palestinian territories.
The Secretary General commended the role of the Islamic Group which worked for the presentation and support of these important resolutions. He praised the stances of other regional groups and states that supported the resolutions on the Palestinian question. Meanwhile he stressed the need to investigate Israeli crimes and violations and their effects on the rights of the Palestinian people.