2006 News Story

OIC condemns Israeli arrest of Palestinian speaker

The Secretary-General of the Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu today “strongly condemned” Israel for arresting the speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Dr. Abdelaziz Dwaik. Such an act is a flagrant breach of international law, he said.

Ihsanoglu also strongly condemned Israel’s attacks on Lebanon and the Palestinian territories, and called on the UN Security Council to move quickly in order to stop the attacks.