Quds Fund, Al-

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Specialized institution of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, responsible for participating in the financing and upkeep of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. The Fund, created by the Jerusalem Committee, during the committee's fifteenth session held in January 1995 in Ifrane (central Morocco), seeks to raise funds to save the sites in the occupied side of Jerusalem, defend the Palestinians' rights over the city, support their resistance, and safeguard the city's history as well as its religious, cultural, and architectural heritage.

SEE ALSO Organization of the Islamic Conference.