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Palestine drums up support from Muslim world

  • Dian Septiari
    Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, February 2, 2020   /  05:31 pm
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US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take part in an event to announce Trump's Middle East ‘peace plan’ in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Tuesday.(AFP/Mandel Ngan)

As Palestine begins drumming up support from the Muslim world against United States President Donald Trump’s divisive Middle East peace plan, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should issue a response to challenge the legitimacy of the US move, experts have said. Top diplomats from 57 OIC member states are to convene on Monday for an extraordinary ministerial meeting called by Palestine. Representing a country home to more than 207 million Muslims, Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar will be leading the Indonesian delegation, according to the ministry's director of international organizations for developing countries, Kamapradipta Isnomo. "The extraordinary OIC meeting in Jeddah will also be an opportunity for many of the OIC foreign ministers to meet and underscore OIC unity,” Kamapradipta told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. Monday&rsq...