JEDDAH-Saudi Arabia, March 10 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the
Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu strongly
condemned on Saturday the Israeli air raids on Gaza Strip over the weekend.
"The escalating military aggression which resulted in dozens of Palestinian
civilian casualties constitutes a serious violation of the international law
and a threat to security and peace in the entire region," Prof. Ihsanoglu said
in a press release here.
The international community has to hold Israel fully responsible for
results of this war crime against defenseless civilians," he said.
Prof. Ihsanoglu urged the UN Security Council and the Quartet on the Middle
East peace to shoulder their responsibility for protecting the Palestinian
people and forcing Israel to respect the international humanitarian law. (end)
KUNA 110018 Mar 12NNNN