Turkish President Recep Tayyab Erdogan has called Israel a terrorist state for firing rubber bullets at Palestinian youth at Al-Aqsa Mosque, grenade attacks, and violence.
According to a report by Khyber Agency Reuters, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara has started shaking international organizations over the incident.
It should be noted that 205 Palestinian youths were injured in the firing of Israeli police in Al-Aqsa Mosque and East Jerusalem on Friday, while 16 Israeli police officers were reported injured.
Later on Saturday night, Israeli forces attacked Palestinians gathering for worship near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, injuring 80 people.
Following the incident, there was growing concern about Palestinian rights and the eviction of local Palestinians by Jewish settlers, and videos of Israeli police raids went viral on social media.
On the other hand, the Supreme Court of Israel will also hear the matter.
Addressing a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on all Muslim countries and the international community to take “effective steps” towards Israel.
He said that those who are silent on these atrocities are the party.
The Turkish president said that “the oppressive, terrorist state of Israel is brutally and immorally attacking Muslims in Jerusalem.”
He said that Turkey has taken the necessary steps, urging the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and all relevant international bodies to take immediate action.
Other Turkish officials and the opposition immediately issued statements condemning the atrocities committed by Israeli forces on the Palestinians.
On the other hand, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that peace and order would be restored in Jerusalem and the right to worship would be granted.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul to protest the Israeli attack on Muslims at Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the lockdown.
Turkey condemned the incidents, saying that Israel’s systematic efforts to evict Palestinians were a violation of the protracted legal battle and called for an end to the eviction.
Tayyip Erdogan warned that otherwise, they would do everything they could to end the oppression.
Israeli police and Palestinian health workers said at least 205 Palestinians and 17 Israeli police officers had been injured in Friday night’s clashes in East Jerusalem.
This is an area where several Palestinian families have been evicted in a long-running legal case.
The United States and the United Nations have called for a reduction in violence, while others, including the European Union and Jordan, have expressed concern about possible evictions.
In addition, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have condemned Tel Aviv’s plans to evict Palestinians from their homes following attacks by Israeli forces in Jerusalem.
Tensions were high in the area the previous day, with Israeli forces wounding 80 Palestinians and an Israeli officer.