Ramallah (UNA-OIC) – Several Palestinian institutions signed on Monday financial grant agreements at the headquarters of the Palestinian Council of Ministers in Ramallah.
The Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation approved the financial grants in its 64th session for both the West Bank and the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif.
The signing came under the auspices of the Palestinian Prime Minister’s Adviser to the Arab and Islamic Funds and Representative of the State of Palestine to the ISF, Minister Nasser Qatami and in the presence of the representative of the OIC to Palestine, Mr. Ahmed Hanoun.
The agreements included many projects in the educational and social fields, providing hospitals and medical centres with the required medical equipment and supporting the activities of the Al-Quds’ associations and the President Mahmoud Abbas Foundation.
Qatami expressed his profound thanks and appreciation for the ISF’s constant efforts in supporting the Palestinian people and advocating their cause since its establishment until now by implementing projects that target Palestinian institutions in many areas that have had a significant impact in empowering the Palestinian people in their homeland.
He expressed his confidence that the fund will continue to provide this support during the coming years.
Minister Qatami emphasized his keenness for the Palestinian institutions to obtain the necessary support provided by Arab and Islamic funds, which would enable them to fulfil their obligations towards the Palestinian citizens, especially In the light of the practices of the Israeli occupation in harassing the Palestinian people and their institutions at the political and economic levels to undermine their national aspirations to build the institutions of an independent State of Palestine.
He mentioned in this regard the violations and racist Israeli measures targeting the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif with its inhabitants, institutions, and Islamic and Christian sanctities to obliterate and systematically change its character, features and Islamic and Arab identity.
For his part, the representative of the OIC in Palestine, Mr. Ahmed Hanoun, conveyed the greetings of the OIC Secretary-General, Mr. Hissein Brahim Taha, stressing that OIC continues its political and financial support for Palestine and its keenness to deliver this support to those who deserve it and to work continuously to establish a joint system to support these projects, with the greatest focus on civil institutions in Al-Quds Al-Sharif.