OIC To Hold Another Emergency Meeting On Jerusalem In Istanbul

Tuesday, 01 Aug, 2017

A popular Jewish summer camp in Washington state raised a Palestinian flag last week in what it called a "teachable moment", angering campers, parents and other supporters of Israel.

The Israeli prime minister has been attacked for taking down metal detectors installed after an attack on July 14 outside the Al-Aqsa mosque in which three Palestinians shot dead two Israeli policemen and were then killed.

Japanese government officials are hoping that Japan's endeavor to help the peace process will also lead to stronger ties with President Donald Trump's administration.

Dozens of representatives from civil society organizations including the Anatolian Youth Foundation (AGD), the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), and Yedi Hilal Foundation, gathered at the square and vowed that they would not leave Al-Aqsa Mosque to Israel.

The United Nations Has Reiterated Warnings Regarding Gaza And The Humanitarian Crisis Within The UN envoy for the Middle East Peace Process, Nikolay Mladenov, has once again repeated for the leaders of Hamas and Fatah to reach a reconciliation in order to solve the escalating crisis in the coastal strip of Gaza.

It's been 70 years since the Zionist regime occupied Palestinian territories; up to this date, the Israelis are seeking to Judaize Islamic sanctities in Palestine including the holy al-Aqsa mosque.

Islamic Seminaries of Iran warns the Israeli regime that desecration of al-Aqsa is the same as hurting the whole Muslim community.

While Palestinian East Jerusalemites took to the streets to exert the pressure needed to force Israel to remove the devices, the waqf which manages the Haram; Jordan, its official custodian; the Palestinian Authority, which has abandoned East Jerusalem; discussed with Israel how to end the confrontation.

In lieu of the metal detectors, Israel's Security Cabinet made a decision to move forward with setting up an advanced technological camera system to be installed on the site over the next several months.

Under a decades-old agreement, only Muslims are allowed to pray inside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, although anyone can visit, including Jews. Ankara thinks Netanyahu also wants to manipulate the US administration, following President Donald Trump's remarks on the possibility of recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel, as the Hürriyet Daily News' Serkan Demirtaş reported in his July 29 column.

Yet there are actors involved in all sides of this current dispute that U.S. politicians, the government, and other organizations must now engage with to encourage enduring dialogue for conflict prevention. This is in addition to the stringent security measures that Israel has permitted itself to regularly employ against Muslim worshippers, and in particular Palestinians, in exercising their religious rights of freedom.