The 5th Extraordinary Summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation continued in Jakarta on Monday to discuss the Middle East peace process.
The OIC meeting comes as a wave of Palestinian-Israeli heightened tension has shown no sign of abating and has raised concern of further escalation.
Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, welcomed all the delegates on the summit’s last day which is aiming to work on a resolution over Palestinian issues.
“As part of the international community, Israel must end its illegal activities and policies in the occupied territories. Indonesia and the Islamic world stands ready to take concrete actions to urge Israel to end its colonization to Palestine,” Widodo said in his opening remarks at the plenary.
Widodo quoted the late president Sukarno, who asserted that as long as Palestine had not achieved its independence, Indonesia would continue to fight against Israel’s occupation of ‘Palestine,’ The Jakarta Post quoted him as saying.