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Dhaka to join OIC summit on Gaza

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Two senior Bangladesh government leaders are set to join the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Coop-eration (OIC) in Istanbul following the killing of Palestinians protesting US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Prime Minister's Security Affairs Adviser retired Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique will join the summit to be held on Friday in Istanbul, according to the Foreign Ministry. 

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who currently holds its rotating chairmanship of the OIC, has convened the meet. Bangladesh has strongly condemned the use of deadly force by the Israeli authorities against unar-med Palestinians which left scores of Palestinian civilians dead and several thousand injured. Bangladesh also expressed its dismay as the United States' shifted its Embassy to Jerusalem.

"Bangladesh reaffirms its position in favor of establishing the State ofPalestine on the basis of two-state solution and on the pre- 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital," said the Foreign Ministry here in a statement.

The US administration "unlawfully" opened its embassy in Jerusalem, said the OIC on Monday terming it a "clear violation" of international law and legitimacy and in clear contempt of international community's position regarding Jerusalem.

"The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly rejects and condemns in the strongest terms this illegal decision by the US administration," said the OIC in a statement.

Turkey strongly condemned the US for opening the embassy in Jerusalem and Israel for "committing a massacre" against the Palestinian protestors.


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