Bangladesh on Sunday called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to stop attacks by Israel on Palestinians and take steps for a comprehensive and durable solution to the issue.
Addressing the UNSC during the open-ended meeting of the OIC Executive Committee held virtually, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said the UN Security Council should take up the issue of violence and breach of security in the Al-Quds Al-Shareef and the entire occupied land of the State of Palestine.
Bangladesh believes in a comprehensive and durable solution to the Palestinian issue in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quarter Road Map, he said.
Momen reiterated Bangladesh's position regarding the repeated attacks by the Israeli occupation forces on the Palestinian civilians, said a press release.
In the meeting, Bangladesh endorsed the statement of the OIC group at the United Nations and agreed with the suggestion made in the statement of resumption of the 10th Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly if the Security Council fails to uphold its responsibility.
The meeting was convened in response to the repeated attacks of terrorist nature by the Israeli occupation forces on the innocent civilians in Al-Quds Al Shareef, bombing on the Al Aksa mosque compound followed by attack on worshipers and the eviction of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
The minister said, "Bangladesh considers that there is no pretext that can justify killings of innocent civilians; no argument can justify the disruption of prayer by the worshippers and breach of international humanitarian laws and human rights standards."
Bangladesh expressed its sadness and deep condolences to the victims of the recent atrocities and mentioned the comment of the Bangladesh Premier in her letter to the President of the State of Palestine.
In her letter, the Bangladesh PM said "I take this opportunity to reiterate Bangladesh's unflinching commitment in realising the inalienable rights of the brotherly people of Palestine for an independent homeland and a sovereign and viable State of Palestine based on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital."
The Bangladesh minister also urged all the Member States to stand strong and work for the betterment of humanity.