Erdogan calls Abbas-Haniyeh, says 'Israel terrorist'

Egypt condemns 'Israeli aggression', brings new tension

10 May, 18:16

    Clashes in East Jerusalem Clashes in East Jerusalem

    ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that "Turkey will do everything in its power to mobilise the entire world, and especially the Islamic world, to stop the terrorism and occupation of Israel", in two separate phone calls over violence in East Jerusalem with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh.

    "Turkey will continue to support the Palestinian cause and to stand beside the Palestinian brothers to protect the dignity of Jerusalem", Erdogan vowed, according to his office.

    Egypt condemns 'Israeli aggression', violence brings new tension 

    CAIRO - The Egyptian foreign ministry has expressed "condemnation, with the utmost firmness, for the aggression of worshippers and their expulsion from the site of the Al-Aqsa mosque", stressing the need for Israel to take responsibility "for these quick and dangerous developments that lead to predict new tensions and an escalation", according to a note published Monday on the Egyptian ministry's Facebook page.

    The Egyptian ministry "moreover stressed the need to end all practices that violate the sanctity of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, in the respect of the norms of international law and to guarantee the security of Palestinian civilians in the mosque" and "in the rest of East Jerusalem".

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