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OIC condemns desecration of West Bank mosque

The Organization of the Islamic Conference has strongly condemned the profanation of a mosque by Israel extremists in the West Bank.

“The profanation of the mosque and the torching of Koran copies found in it, and the spraying of racist graffiti slogans on the mosque’s walls against Islam and Muslims represent a blatant aggression against the sanctity of sacred places,” OIC secretary general Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said in a statement on Saturday.

On Friday, hardline Jewish settlers burned the mosque in the northern West Bank village of Yasuf.

The incident “confirms the urgent need for the international community to intervene in order to compel Israel to put an end to its aggressions and comply with the stipulations of international law and the Geneva Convention,” AFP quoted Ihsanoglu as saying in the statement.

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