Indonesia’s Mandate from the Extraordinary OIC Summit to Realize Peace in Gaza November 13, 2023

21 November 2023
Indonesia’s Mandate from the Extraordinary OIC Summit to Realize Peace in Gaza November 13, 2023

Human Initiative – Indonesia, as one of the nations advocating for peace in Gaza, Palestine, has conducted a joint Extraordinary Summit (KTT) in Riyadh on November 11. The summit yielded several resolutions, one of which entrusted Indonesia and other member states with formulating international steps to achieve peace in Gaza.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in collaboration with the League of Arab States, held an extraordinary joint summit on Saturday, November 11. The summit addressed the Israeli government’s aggression against civilians in Palestine. According to, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the summit produced 31 resolutions, including condemnation of Israel’s aggression on the Gaza Strip and inhumane war crimes.

Indonesia, actively participating in this extraordinary summit, received a mandate to contribute to the realization of peace in Gaza. In a written statement following the OIC summit, Retno Marsudi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, revealed that paragraph 11 of the resolution also acknowledged OIC’s recognition of Indonesia’s active contribution in advocating for conflict resolution in Palestine.

The extraordinary OIC summit, coinciding with the League of Arab States summit, resulted in a resolution containing strong messages to halt the Israel-Palestine conflict in Gaza. Quoting Antara, OIC even urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take action by issuing a resolution to immediately end the atrocities, allow aid to enter, and emphasize the importance of adhering to international law.

Human Initiative, as a globally-reaching humanitarian organization, urges all layers of society to continue supporting and praying for civilians in Gaza, Palestine. Through prayers and support in the name of humanity, Human Initiative believes that positive efforts to promote peace will soon be realized.

Extraordinary OIC Summit Results Regarding Israeli Aggression Against Palestine
We, the leaders of the member states and governments of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the League of Arab States, have decided to combine two peak meetings as agreed to be held by the OIC and the League of Arab States. This was done in response to invitations from both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the second chair of the summit) and the State of Palestine. We collectively express our condemnation of Israel’s brutal aggression against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. We affirm that we must collectively address this aggression and the resulting humanitarian disaster. We strive to stop and end all illegal practices by Israel that perpetuate the occupation and deprive the Palestinian people of their rights, especially the right to freedom and the right to have a sovereign and independent state throughout its national territory.

We express our gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and His Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, for their hospitality.

We reaffirm all resolutions of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the League of Arab States regarding the Palestinian struggle and the entire occupied Arab territories.

We recall all resolutions of the United Nations and other international organizations regarding the Palestinian struggle, the crimes of Israeli occupation, and the rights of the Palestinian people to freedom and independence in all their territories, occupied since 1967 and comprising the only geographical area under occupation.

We welcome United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/ES-10/L.25 adopted at the tenth emergency session on October 26, 2023.

We emphasize the importance of the Palestinian struggle and our standing with all our strength and capabilities as brothers to the Palestinian people in their legitimate struggle to free all their occupied territories and fulfill all their fundamental rights. This includes, in particular, their right to self-determination and to live in an independent and sovereign state within the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

We reiterate that a just, permanent, and comprehensive peace, which is a strategic choice, is the only way to build security and stability for all communities in the region and protect them from cycles of violence and war. We emphasize that this cannot be achieved without ending the Israeli occupation and resolving the Palestinian issue based on a two-state solution.

We assert that regional peace is impossible without addressing the Palestinian struggle or attempting to ignore the rights of the Palestinian people. We stress that the Arab Peace Initiative, supported by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, is an important reference to achieve this goal.

We consider Israel, the occupying power, responsible for the continuation and exacerbation of the conflict, resulting from violations of the rights of the Palestinian people and the sanctity of Islam and Christianity. This is also a consequence of systematic, unilateral, illegal measures that perpetuate the occupation, violate international law, and obstruct the achievement of a just and comprehensive peace.

We affirm that Israel and all countries in the region will not enjoy security and peace unless Palestine enjoys its rights and regains all its rights that have been confiscated. We emphasize that the continued Israeli occupation poses a threat to regional security and stability as well as international peace and security.

We condemn all forms of hatred and discrimination, as well as all actions that perpetuate hatred and extremism.

We warn of the adverse effects of Israel’s retaliatory aggression on the Gaza Strip, which constitutes war crimes, and the heinous crimes also committed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

We warn of the real danger of the expansion of the war as a result of Israel’s refusal to stop its aggression and the inability of the Security Council to enforce international law to end this aggression.

We decide to:

Condemn Israel’s aggression against the Gaza Strip and war crimes, as well as the barbaric, inhumane, and brutal massacres committed by the colonial occupation government against the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian people in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. We demand an immediate cessation of this aggression.

Reject depicting this retaliatory war as self-defense or justifying it under any pretext.

Lift the blockade on Gaza and immediately implement Arab, Islamic, and international humanitarian aid convoys, including food, medicines, and fuel, to the Gaza Strip. We call on international organizations to participate in this process, emphasizing the need for them to enter the territory and protect their teams to allow them to fully perform their roles. We emphasize the need to support the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

Support all measures taken by the Arab Republic of Egypt to address the consequences of Israel’s brutal aggression in Gaza. We support its efforts to deliver aid to the area promptly, sustainably, and adequately.

Call on the UN Security Council to make firm and binding decisions imposing a cessation of aggression and restraining the colonial occupation authorities that violate international law, international humanitarian law, and legitimate international resolutions, the latest of which is UN General Assembly Resolution No. A/ES-10/L.25 dated 26/10/2023. Delay is considered involvement that enables Israel to continue its brutal aggression, killing innocent people, children, the elderly, and women, and turning Gaza into ruins.

Call on all countries to cease exporting weapons and ammunition to the occupying authorities used by their military and terrorist settler militias to kill the Palestinian people and destroy their homes, hospitals, schools, mosques, churches, and all their capabilities.

Call on the Security Council to immediately issue a resolution condemning the barbaric destruction of hospitals by Israel in the Gaza Strip, the obstruction of medicine, food

, and fuel, and the interruption of essential services such as electricity, water, communication, and internet access. Collective punishment is considered a war crime under international law. We emphasize the need to enforce this resolution on Israel, as the occupying power, to ensure compliance with international law and immediately cease these heinous and inhumane actions. We emphasize the need to lift the blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip for years.

Instruct the International Criminal Court Prosecutor to complete the investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in all Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem. We assign the OIC and Arab League Secretariats to follow up on the implementation of this investigation and establish two special legal monitoring units to document Israeli crimes committed in the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023. These units will then prepare legal proceedings on all violations of international law and international humanitarian law committed by Israel, the occupying power, against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and other Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem. Each unit must submit its report 15 days after its establishment to be presented to the League of Arab States at the level of foreign ministers and the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers. Subsequently, monthly reports must be submitted thereafter.

Support legal and political initiatives for the State of Palestine to seek accountability from Israel’s occupying authorities for their crimes against the Palestinian people, including the advisory opinion process at the International Court of Justice, and allow the investigative committee established based on the resolution of the Human Rights Council to conduct investigations into these crimes without hindrance.

Instruct both secretariats to establish two media monitoring units to document all crimes committed by the occupation authorities against the Palestinian people, as well as digital media platforms to publish and expose their unlawful and inhumane practices.


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