• March 28, 2010

Erdogan: Netanyahu’s statement on Jerusalem (Madness)

Erdogan: Netanyahu’s statement on Jerusalem (Madness)

TRIPOLI, — Turkish premier Recep Erdogan has described Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement about retaining Jerusalem as the eternal, unified capital of Israel as sheer “madness”.

He said in a statement at the inaugural session of the Arab summit in Libya that the statement would lead to serious consequences affecting the enire region.

Erdogan said the international community faced a new and tough test in regard to reviving peace process there.

“Jerusalem is of great importance for the whole region and the Islamic world. Israel’s attacks on Jerusalem and sacred places cannot be accepted,” he said.

The premier said that the construction of 1,600 new housing units in occupied east Jerusalem was not justified.