Saudis to host meeting of Muslim nations’ FMs


PTI, May 15, 2021, 4:06 PM IST

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has called for foreign ministers of the world’s largest body of Muslim nations to hold a meeting Sunday.

The gathering is to discuss Israeli acts of violence against Palestinians and the Israeli police’s use of force against protesters at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

The kingdom will host the virtual summit, gathering ministers of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation “to discuss the Israeli aggression in the Palestinian territory,” particularly acts of violence in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the body said Saturday.

The Saudi-headquartered OIC includes countries Iran, Turkey, Indonesia and a range of Muslim majority nations.

The sanctity of the Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, is a sensitive and emotive issue for Muslims around the world.

The OIC was formed 51 years ago in response to a Jewish extremist arson attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in east Jerusalem.

The hilltop on which the mosque stands is also sacred to Jews, who revere it as the Temple Mount because it was the site of the biblical temples.

Some Jews and evangelical Christians support building a new Jewish temple on the site, an idea that Muslims find alarming because they fear it would lead to the mosque being partitioned or demolished.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Gujarat: Rs 25.80-crore fake notes from ‘Reverse Bank of India’ seized in Surat

Withdrawal date not over, don’t know if there will be Cong prez poll on Oct 17: Jairam Ramesh

Periyapatna: Accident victim declared brain dead, 12 organs to be donated

Mangaluru: Customs officials at MIA seize gold worth Rs. 86,09,730 from Sep 25 to 30

Bharat Jodo Yatra: A new Rahul Gandhi & Congress have emerged, says Jairam Ramesh

Pakistan arrests 16 Indian fishermen

Putin signs treaties annexing Ukrainian regions


Related Articles More

Pakistan arrests 16 Indian fishermen

Putin signs treaties annexing Ukrainian regions

UK PM Liz Truss meets fiscal watchdog in attempt to calm fears

UK unveils new coins featuring King Charles portrait

Police say hacker concealed ID in Australian privacy breach

MUST WATCH

Special story on elephant mahindra |Mysore Dasara

Day5 navaratri

Chief minister condemns Siddaramaiah’s ban on RSS statement

How to make dairy farm shed

Dasara Special : Family celebrating Gombe pooja since 50 years


Latest Additions

Gujarat: Rs 25.80-crore fake notes from ‘Reverse Bank of India’ seized in Surat

Mundra port drug haul case: Accused held from Delhi remanded in NIA custody till Oct 7

Withdrawal date not over, don’t know if there will be Cong prez poll on Oct 17: Jairam Ramesh

Periyapatna: Accident victim declared brain dead, 12 organs to be donated

Mangaluru: Customs officials at MIA seize gold worth Rs. 86,09,730 from Sep 25 to 30

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.