OIC expresses concern over situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli



The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its deep concern over the critical deteriorating health condition of the Palestinian prisoner, Nasser Abu Hameed, who suffers from cancer and endures, along with thousands of Palestinian prisoners, arbitrary measures and denial of basic rights, including the right to treatment in Israeli occupation prisons.

The General Secretariat also expressed its solidarity and support for the cause of the Palestinian prisoners, dozens of whom started an open hunger strike protesting against the policy of administrative detention in the Israeli occupation prisons. Furthermore, it called on human rights international institutions to intervene immediately in order to ensure the release of the Palestinian prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid, and all prisoners, especially the sick, the elderly, children, women, and administrative detainees.

The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha, met in his office, on Monday 3 October 2022, Dr. Heba Ahmed, Director General of the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB-ISFD).

The meeting discussed ways and means of enhancing cooperation between the OIC and the ISFD. In this regard, the Secretary-General commended the ISFD efforts and its achievements in various humanitarian and development sectors. He also stressed the keen interest of the General Secretariat to support these efforts and its commitment to urge Member States to support the Fund’s resources to enable it to carry out its humanitarian and development efforts.

The two sides expressed their commitment to support humanitarian work and fight poverty, especially in the least developed Member States.—PR


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