Hosted by Saudi Arabia; OIC meeting to discuss Israeli aggression in Palestinian territories

Saudi Arabia to host an emergency meeting of foreign ministers from Islamic countries on Sunday (May 16). 
 
Ministers of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will “discuss the Israeli aggression in the Palestinian territory;” particularly acts of violence in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque; the Muslim body said on Saturday in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. 
  
The sanctity of the Al-Aqsa mosque; one of Islam’s holiest sites; is a sensitive and emotive issue for Muslims around the world. 
 
The OIC; which was previously the Organization of Islamic Conference; was established 51 years ago following a Jewish extremist arson attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem