- Islamic IssuesPalestine
- March 8, 2010
- 2 minutes read
Erdogan: Palestine’s Mosques are Islamic and cannot be part of Israel’s heritage
“Recently, there were some unilateral Israeli practices which we cannot accept at all,” Erdogan told a delegation of Palestinian journalists in Istanbul.
“We have rejected the Israeli decision regarding the Jewish heritage. They are mosques and cannot be in any way Israeli legacy,” he added.
The Turkish premier also emphasized that the Palestinian issue is a Turkish cause that will never be excluded for one day from his agenda.
“I like you to know well that you have a friend and supporter, that is, Turkey which has always raised its voice at international meetings to support the Palestinian rights, and we will always be ready to act in this way,” the premier said addressing the Palestinian people.
The premier also demanded Israel end its unjust blockade on the Gaza Strip and to end the humanitarian suffering of its people. “There is a word I want to say very clearly, I am not asking for the ending of the siege on the Gaza Strip because I am Muslim, but my duty as a responsible human being makes me obliged to do so.”
“It is unreasonable that one year after the war on the Gaza Strip, there are five thousand Palestinian families still living in tents,” he stressed