ALGIERS – Monday, 30 January 2023 (APS) – The representatives of the parliaments of the member States of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (PUIC) insisted on the necessity of unifying ranks and positions in the face of the Zionist occupation and its arbitrary practices against the Palestinian people, for the establishment of the sovereign Palestinian State with al-Quds as capital, calling for cooperation to deal with Islamophobia and terrorism and to boost development in all fields.


Speaking on the second day of the 17th Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States Conference (PUIC), at the International Centre of Conferences “CIC” Abdelatif-Rahal, in Algiers, the parliamentarians of the Muslim countries denounced the crimes committed against the Palestinian people and the holy places, like the storming of al-Aqsa Mosque, Ibrahimi Mosque and others.

The representative of the Republic of Guinea underlined the unconditional right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, at a time when the positions of the Muslim countries are marked by disparity in the face of the suffering endured by the Palestinian people.

The head of the Islamic Consultative Assembly Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf expressed his country’s support to the initiative of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune for the unification of the Palestinian factions, pointing out Algeria’s efforts in favor of the Palestinian cause, as it a central cause.

For his part, the head of the Palestinian National Council Rawhi Fattouh called on the Union’s countries to take the necessary measures for the protection of the Palestinian people, to boycott immediately the fascist Zionist occupation, to stop the normalization of the relations with it and to develop the laws that incriminating having relations with the Zionist entity until the establishment of a Palestinian State with al-Quds as capital.

In this respect, the president of the Malaysian House of Representatives Dato’ Johari Abdul affirmed that the plans to burn copies of the Holy Quran “targets the Muslims and their values, and the issue goes beyond the freedom of expression.”

The President of the National Assembly of Cameroon Marcel Niat Nijifenji said that “the Muslim world is facing big challenges and dangers, and our nation is threatened by the enemies of Islam who claim to be Muslims by commit acts against it, as evidenced by the events that occurred in the Sahel and in the Basin of Chad Lake.”

In this regard, the head of Burkina Faso’s Parliament Ousmane Bogouma said “we are victims of terrorist acts perpetrated by outlaws. It is not only about Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso but the whole world,” calling the leaders of the Union’s countries to “condemn the criminal behaviors and to commit to working on the drying up of the financing sources of terrorist groups.”