“We will never allow Al-Quds to be usurped by Israel”

16.05.2018
“We will never allow Al-Quds to be usurped by Israel”

Hosting a fast-breaking (iftar) dinner for the families of martyrs at the Presidential Complex, President Erdoğan drew attention to the grave crime committed against innocent people in Palestine, and said: “A crime against humanity is being committed in Palestine. We will continue to support our Palestinian brothers and sisters not only morally but also with all our means and resources. Even if the entire world shuts their eyes, we won’t consent to Israeli oppression. We will never allow Al-Quds to be usurped by Israel.”


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hosted an iftar dinner for veterans and the families of martyrs at the Presidential Complex on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

“A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY IS BEING COMMITTED IN PALESTINE”

Making a speech during the iftar dinner, President Erdoğan said: “The Palestinians, who couldn’t have a moment of peace for over half a century because of Israel’s attacks that know no justice, law or humanity, are now once again enduring oppression. The U.S. relocation of its embassy to Al-Quds in disregard of the United Nations and other international organizations has further encouraged the Israeli administration. Israeli soldiers are especially taking aim at innocent Palestinians, whose only goal is to defend their own homeland without resorting to weapons, violence or tyranny, and massacring them regardless of whether they are children, disabled, elderly or women. This attack, which would have set all the international organizations and states in an uproar if it had taken place somewhere else, was unfortunately met with a grave indifference when Israel inflicted it on the Palestinians.” President Erdoğan further stressed: “A crime against humanity is being committed in Palestine. We will continue to support our Palestinian brothers and sisters not only morally but also with all our means and resources. Even if the entire world shuts their eyes, we won’t consent to Israeli oppression. We will never allow Al-Quds to be usurped by Israel.”

“WE WILL NEVER STOP ACTING IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIANS”

Stressing Turkey’s determination to continue supporting the Palestinians’ struggle until the days when the peace and security will be achieved within the borders of an independent Palestinian state on the Palestinian lands, which have long been under occupation, President Erdoğan said: “We will never stop acting in solidarity with the Palestinians, who are fighting against the injustices, terror and bloodshed of the Israeli administration no matter who are on their side.” Drawing attention to Turkey’s efforts within the United Nations in order to make the members of the UNSC to take an effective action on the issue, President Erdoğan noted that the OIC will also hold an extraordinary summit in Istanbul on Friday.

“WE HAVE RECALLED OUR AMBASSADORS IN THE U.S. AND ISRAEL TO ANKARA FOR CONSULTATIONS”

Further noting that Turkey declared three days of mourning in solidarity with the Palestinians, President Erdoğan continued: “The Turkish General Staff, Foreign Ministry and AFAD are making intensive efforts for the evacuation of the wounded. We don’t give up these efforts of ours despite Israel’s all attempts to block them. We have recalled our ambassadors in the U.S. and Israel to Ankara for consultations. And we have also advised Israel’s ambassador in Ankara to return back to his country. A big aid campaign covering all the Islamic countries will be organized throughout the holy month of Ramadan for the Palestinian refugees.”

 

 

 

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