The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held on Monday, through its Representative Office in Ramallah, a political seminar under the theme of "Racism of Israeli Laws", in which a number of Palestinian politicians and researchers spoke.
OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen said in a statement, delivered on his behalf by Director of the OIC Representative Office in Ramallah Ambassador Ahmed Al-Ruwaidi, that the Organization continues to monitor the seriousness of racist laws issued by Israel, the occupying power, adding that the promulgation of these laws, particularly the nation-state law, perpetuates apartheid and unveils the deceit of Israel.
In the statement, the OIC chief said the document issued by an Israeli legislative organ reveals the truth of this entity as a racist entity that discriminates against Palestinian citizens. He noted that this law has legitimized exclusion, racism and inherent discrimination, and highlighted the main elements of apartheid, such as separation of housing and the establishment of two separate tracks of citizenship based on ethnic and religious identity.
The secretary general underscored that the two-state solution, supported by the Islamic world and the international community, is at stake with such racist laws.
The seminar was attended by Secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Dr. Saeb Erekat, Israeli Knesset member from the Arab List Aida Touma, Researcher at the Palestinian Center for Israeli Studies (MADAR) Barhoum Ghraisi, and Director General of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights Ammar Dweik.
Source: International Islamic News Agency