Islamic Leaders Voice Anger at Islamophobia in West

March 13, 2008

Author: Lamine Ghanmi and Diadie Ba

Source: Reuters

The head of the world's biggest Muslim body, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), called on Thursday for Israelis to be tried by an international war crimes court for "heinous" attacks against Palestinians.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the 57-nation body told an OIC summit in Senegal that Israel was repeatedly seeking to undermine foreign-brokered peace plans.

"The situation in Palestine remains deplorable due to the successive crises fabricated by Israel to stall the peace process and to thwart the many peace plans and initiatives proposed by the international community," he said.