The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has renewed a call on its member states with Israeli ties to reconsider their relations with the Tel Aviv regime.
OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu made the call on Monday, saying the suggestion was one of the resolutions reached at the organization’s executive committee meeting last Sunday.
The meeting came after Israel launched a deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy on May 31, which killed and wounded many peace activists.
The onslaught sparked an outrage across the world and prompted Muslim communities around the globe to demand action on the part of Arab and Muslim leaders, especially the Organization of Islamic Conference.
During its Sunday meeting, the OIC issued a statement condemning "in the strongest possible terms" Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla “an act of state terrorism.”
The OIC agreed to press Israel lift its crippling siege of Gaza. Other resolutions made were to convene a United Nations general assembly under the title of "United for Peace" and also to take necessary measures and sanctions against Israel.
"We are working to implement these resolutions. The OIC member countries are also in consultation," Malaysian state-run Bernama news agency quoted the OIC chief as saying in Kuala Lumpur.
The OIC is the world’s largest Muslim grouping, several of whose 57 member countries — including Egypt, Jordan, Turkey — have diplomatic relations with Israel.