Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari made press statements from Istanbul calling for the need for all Muslims and Arabs to stand by the Palestinian people to defend Al-Quds.
On the sidelines of the extraordinary summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on December 13, 2017, he said, "Arabs, Muslims and all religions should stand by the Palestinian people to protect Al-Quds from the desecration of the Zionists. Al-Quds is Islamic, Arab, humane and indivisible." It is not enough to stand in the media and politically, and should address the economic file, especially as these countries in the heart of the world, possessing two thirds of the world's oil reserves, and a strategic location and population size and demographically close to one billion seven hundred million Muslims.
Dr. Al-Jaafari said: "Any hand that tries to tamper with Al-Quds or to defile it must be cut off," pointing out that the international community condemned the position of the American president to consider Al-Quds as the capital of Israel.