D-8 adopts joint communique supporting Palestine

D-8 countries have called for immediate cessation of hostilities and stopping the crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip, Palestine.

In a joint Communique of the D-8 Commission on Solidarity with Palestinian people, they expressed profound condolences to the Palestinians for the huge loss of lives and suffering caused by the ongoing besiege and bombardment of Gaza, Palestine.

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“We pray that Allah, the Almighty, grants the Palestinians consolation and strength in their just struggle to establish a sovereign, independent and viable State of Palestine.”

The Commissioners of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation and the Heads of Delegations from Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Türkiye adopted the communique at the 47th Session in Dhaka on 22-23 October.

“We are deeply concerned over the blatant violation of human rights and international humanitarian law by the Israeli military aggression in Palestine that caused immense suffering for the Palestinians, mostly women and children.”

They also called for opening a humanitarian corridor inside Gaza to ensure humanitarian assistance and the provision of basic human needs to all Palestinians.

They also called upon all member states to provide humanitarian assistance immediately, including collaborating with relevant international organizations, such as the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

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