'Erdogan is an enemy of Israel': Knesset speaker

A Palestinian vehicle is vandalized in a'price tag attack by Jewish extremists
A Palestinian vehicle is vandalized in a ‘price tag’ attack by Jewish extremists
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10 May, 2017

Erdogan made his comments on Monday at the Al-Quds Forum in Istanbul, a two-day worldwide event that brings together representatives of foundations, experts, academics, ministers and high-ranking officials from around the world to discuss the state of Muslim heritage in Jerusalem. "Why do hundreds of millions of Muslims not visit Al Quds", he said, using the Muslim term for Har HaBayis.

A senior Israeli official telephoned Turkey's ambassador on May 9 to express indignation over President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's criticism of an Israeli parliament bill proposing to ban the call for morning prayers in Jerusalem, Agence France-Presse has reported.

Israel's Foreign Ministry immediately responded to the comments, slamming the Turkish leader in a statement which said "those who systematically violate human rights in his country, will not preach morality to the only true democracy in the region".

A source in Israel's Foreign Ministry said the Jewish State is trying to avoid yet another clash with Erdogan, so they sent him a message of sharp rebuke and they're hope that'll be the end of it.

"Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us".

"Here is the only solution: the establishment of a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital along the lines of 1967", he said, according to Anadolu.

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The planned relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds remains a controversial issue and has sparked fears of a renewed outbreak of unrest across the occupied Palestinian territories. "We will keep making efforts for Al-Quds to turn into a city of peace", he said.

Since the two countries signed a rapprochement agreement in 2016, they had a serious clash on Monday with President Erdogan lashing out Israel's policy in the West Bank and the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Israel fired back later on Monday calling Erdogan a "serial human rights violator".

They were Erdogan's harshest words against Israel since the two countries reconciled previous year and restored diplomatic ties to ambassadorial level.

Relations between Turkey and Israel have been strained following a 2010 Israeli commando raid on a Turkish boat containing pro-Palestinian activists.


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