Israel’s U.N. envoy who participated in the U.N. General Assembly in-person meetings walked out of the hall during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s address that included harsh criticism of Israel.
“The dirty hand that reaches the privacy of Jerusalem, where the sacred places of the three great religions coexist, is constantly increasing its audacity,” Erdoğan said. “The Palestinian people have stood up against Israel’s policies of oppression, intimidation, and violence for more than half a century.”
Israel this time accelerated its attempts to ‘have the inside track’ with the help of its collaborators after the rejection of the document of surrender, which was tried to be imposed on Palestine under the name of ‘Deal of the Century’, he added, referring to a U.S. backdoor plan to get to a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians that want to establish a Palestinian state in Gaza only.
Erdoğan emphasized that Turkey will not support any plan that the Palestinian people do not give consent to. Some countries’ participation in this game does not mean anything beyond serving Israel’s efforts to erode basic international parameters.
The nations that have given their consent to open embassies in Jerusalem, in violation of the United Nations resolutions and international law, only serve to make the conflict more complicated with their actions.
He also emphasized on the resolution of the conflict through the establishment of an “independent, sovereign, and contiguous” Palestinian state based on 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Erdoğan also said that seeking solutions other than this is in vain, one-sided and unjust.