Jeddah, – The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A Al Othaimeen, expressed his deep regret at the withdrawal of the report of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA),which objectively represents the reality of Israeli policies of occupation, oppression, settlement and apartheid.

Al Othaimeen emphasized that the withdrawal of the United Nations report on Israeli apartheid practices towards the Palestinian people is counterproductive and would avert the international community from reaching the conclusions of such a substantive and professional document, and encourages Israel to continue its apartheid policies. He stressed on the responsibility of the United Nations and the international community to take measures to put an end to Israel’s racist policies and its continuing violations of international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.

The OIC Secretary-General also expressed regret at the resignation of the Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf, commending her professional and balanced performance and her principled and well-appreciated position, which goes fully in line with the principles and Charter of the United Nations. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency