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OIC foreign ministers hold emergency meeting

Riyadh, Feb 3, IRNA - Foreign Ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member states opened an emergency meeting in Jeddah to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki attended the emergency meet started on Sunday morning.

The meeting is being held upon Iran's call and at the level of the OIC executive committee.

Participants of the meeting are to deliberate on the latest developments in Palestine, particularly in Gaza Strip, following recent savage attacks of the Zionist regime against the defenseless Gazans in January.

The Executive Committee groups Malaysia, Qatar, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Uganda.

Other participants of the meeting included Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and the Palestinian Authority.

According to media reports, over 96 Gazans lost their lives since January 16 when Israeli escalated its violent attacks on the defenseless people living in Gaza.

Israeli is pursuing 'scorched earth policy' with the aim of wiping out the 1.5 million Palestinians living in Gaza Strip, a Jeddah-based OIC diplomat told IRNA.

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