A Palestinian group that opposes any normalization with Israel has strongly criticized the Turkish president for inviting the Israeli prime minister to visit Ankara next month.
The Boycott and Anti-Normalization Campaign – Palestine said in a statement that Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s call to Benjamin Netanyahu was “shocking” and “ignores the pain and wounds of the Palestinian people”.
The group accused Israel of committing “heinous massacres” against the Palestinians, killing nearly 200 and displacing hundreds since the beginning of the year.
It said that Erdogan’s invitation would give legitimacy to Israel and its “extremist government” and encourage them to carry out more crimes against the Palestinians.
The group urged the Turkish leadership to cancel the invitation and to maintain its position of supporting the Palestinian cause and their right to establish a state with Jerusalem as its capital.
It also called for isolating Israel and ending its occupation of the Palestinian territories, which it said was the only way to achieve security and stability in the region.