The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) rejects the Israeli allegations that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of the Israeli territory and is therefore subject to the Israeli Antiquities and Organization Law.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, like the rest of the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel, is the property of the Palestinian people and an essential and unalienable component of the Muslim world. It also pointed out that the occupation of this Mosque by Israel is wholly unwarranted by international law and historical facts, ISESCO said in its statement.
ISESCO called on all Member States and the international community “to take the appropriate measures to deter Israel from continuing its blatant violation of the international law and open aggression against Islamic and Christian sanctities in the occupied Palestinian territories”.
In the same vein, Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, ISESCO Director General, made contact with Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, to urge her to denounce this aggressive stance and flagrant violation of the international law and UNESCO’s relevant resolutions and decisions.