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OIC slams Israeli raid on Palestine news agency office

Palestinians stage a protest against Israeli raid on the main office of the official Palestinian news agency Wafa in Ramallah, West Bank on December 11, 2018. ( Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )
Palestinians stage a protest against Israeli raid on the main office of the official Palestinian news agency Wafa in Ramallah, West Bank on December 11, 2018. ( Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday condemned an Israeli raid on the main office of the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, Anadolu Agency reports.

On Monday, Israeli forces broke into the agency’s headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on claims of searching for suspects in a shooting attack that injured six Israelis on Sunday.

During the raid, Israeli soldiers reportedly held journalists working in the office inside a room in the building.

In a statement, the OIC’s Secretariat decried the Israeli raid and the “use of the agency’s headquarters to target Palestinian citizens”.

The pan-Islamic grouping called on the international community to “intervene to hold Israel accountable for its crimes and violations against Palestinian journalists and media institutions.”

Earlier on Tuesday, scores of Palestinians demonstrated in Ramallah in protest of the Israeli raid on Wafa office.

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