Patrick Goodenough (CNSNews.com)
22/09. As Israelis marked “Jerusalem Day” Thursday, local media reported that
the Palestinian Authority was considering favorably a proposal for control of
the Temple Mount – the most bitterly contested piece of land in the Mideast
conflict – to be handed to the (OIC) as part of a future peace deal.
Ha’aretz daily cited Palestinian sources as saying the P.A. would accept a
proposal that would divide sovereignty of Jerusalem’s Old City between Israel
and the government of a future Palestinian state, with the OIC managing the
recent speeches and interviews, Jordan’s King Abdullah has fed speculation about
a move to bring the OIC states into the equation, with talk about a “57-state
solution.” The Saudi-based OIC has 57 members.
foreign ministers meet in Damascus on Saturday with a full agenda, including
“developments in the Holy City of al-Quds [Jerusalem],” according to an OIC
statement. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh last week urged the OIC to “rescue
Jerusalem and its Islamic holy sites.”