The Saudi-led OIC must recognise the desire for autonomy and real change in Muslim countries or risk being replaced by new actors.
A Southeast Asian Muslim initiative, the online platform, has gone live and aims to provide enyclopedic knowledge about the Al Aqsa Mosque.
The sentiment that there is a 'united Islamic front' standing up for the welfare of Muslims needs to be retired - nothing could be further from the truth.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the violence at the site, which Palestinians refer to as the Al Aqsa mosque compound and Jews refer to as the Temple Mount.
The decision came after Israeli forces teared down scores of Palestinian homes in the occupied East Jerusalem despite international outcry.
The Saudi-hosted summit condemned the "transfer of embassies of the United States and Guatemala to Jerusalem" and urged all members to "boycott" countries that have opened diplomatic missions in the city, a statement said.
The outbreak of violence came as tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque for noon prayers on the last Friday in the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Event participants say basic human rights of Palestinian women living in the old city of Jerusalem are being undermined, including the freedom of worship and movement.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says tourists who will come to visit mosques in Istanbul will visit "Hagia Sophia not as a museum, but as a mosque."
Gaza’s Health Ministry said that the Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians who were protesting Israel’s new security measures, killing a 14-year-old teenager and wounding three others.
Separately, at least 20 Palestinians were injured by Israeli army gunfire during a protest in the northern Gaza Strip near the Gaza-Israel border.
Since 1993, Palestinians have seen persistent Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank which triggered two Palestinian intifadas, or uprisings, the second lasting from 2000 to 2005.
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