By Walid Shoebat
The Istanbul summit, which brought together leaders of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, at the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that “Israel committed acts constituting crimes with the brutal support of the United States of America.”
The communiqué issued by the Istanbul Islamic Summit affirmed the determination “to take political and economic measures towards countries that recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
Erdogan’s OIC also wants to put in Israel what its terms as “a peace keeping force”. The statement called for “international protection for the Palestinian people,” including the “dispatch of a peacekeeping force.”
The Istanbul summit stressed the need for coordination and cooperation with the League of Arab States, the European Union, the African Union and regional and international organizations on the latest developments in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories.
The summit called on the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to take urgent action to establish an independent international commission of experts to investigate what it called “the crimes and massacres of Israeli forces against peaceful demonstrators in Gaza and to determine the criminal responsibility of the Israeli authorities”.
The Istanbul summit also called on the UN Security Council, the UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council to fulfill their responsibilities to form an international commission of inquiry into the Gaza attacks and urged the issue to be included on the agenda of international institutions.
In 2017, Erdogan declared that East Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine. This is all a sign of the coming invasion of Israel, as the Scripture foretells:
For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (Zechariah 14:2)
As we read in one report The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise “the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital”.
An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital as “null and void”.
It also says the move has signalled Washington’s withdrawal from its role in the Middle East peace process.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier said the UN should take over.
In a speech to the OIC summit in Istanbul, Mr Abbas said it would be “unacceptable” for the US to be the mediator “since it is biased in favour of Israel”.
The Palestinians had engaged with the Trump administration in an attempt to agree “the deal of the century”, he noted, but had instead “got the slap of the century”.
Erdogan is the leader of the O.I.C. Organization of Islamic Cooperation (O.I.C) considered to be the Muslim ‘U.N’ coming second to the United Nations in size and global power.
Erdogan’s use of the OIC as the conduit to dealing with Trump’s decision is no coincidence. In fact it was Israel’s ‘occupation’ of Jerusalem which caused the founding of the OIC in 1969 consisting of 57 member states, the organisation states that it is “the collective voice of the Muslim world”. It was set up as result of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the Caliphate after World War I which left a vacuum for a pan-Islamic institution. Losing the Six-Day War in 1967 provided the incentive needed where leaders of Muslim nations met in Rabat to establish the OIC on 25 September 1969.
In May last year year, Erdogan spoke about the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims around the world and urged more Turks and others to visit the city that “Jerusalem is ‘The first of the two directions of prayer, the second of mosques, the third of sanctuaries’”
This issue will fuel Erdogan to speed up the formation of a Muslim League. We warned last year about Erdogan using Jerusalem to create a Muslim League adding:
“This “league” is a united Muslim states and the O.I.C plays a major role in this affair. Remember the Scriptures: “Cush, and Put, and Lud [Turkey], and all Arabia, and Libya, and the people of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.” (Ezekiel 30:5)
Don’t say that we never told you so, way ahead of time, that you may consider the state of your spiritual affairs by becoming one of the five virgins with oil in their lamps before the coming of the Bridegroom.”
And a league it is. Just as we stated will happen is happening. Erdogan even traveled all over the Muslim world to create such a league. From Saudi Iranian relations to expressing concern at the stand-off between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, Erdogan offered to get involved in settling many issues to bring this unity together. And now since the issue of Jerusalem is coming up again this will speed the process.
So we are seeing the beginning signs of the times.