Days of Palestine - Istanbul
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made two phone calls to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and head of the political bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, and discussed with them the Israeli attacks on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the residents of occupied Jerusalem.
According to a statement issued by the Turkish Presidency's Communication Department - on Monday - that Erdogan made two separate phone calls with Abbas and Haniyeh.
The statement added that Erdogan discussed with Abbas and Haniyeh the Israeli attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinians in Jerusalem.
Erdogan described Israel's attacks in Jerusalem as terrorism, expressing his strong condemnation of the injustice that affects the Palestinians. He pledged to exert more efforts to push the Islamic world and the international community to take action to stop Israel's terrorist practices.
The Turkish president affirmed that his country will always be a supporter of the Palestinian cause, and "will stand by its Palestinian brothers and protect the dignity of Jerusalem."
Since the beginning of the month of Ramadan, the city of Jerusalem has witnessed attacks by the Israeli police forces and settlers, in the area of Bab al-Amud, the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and the vicinity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Today, Monday, the Israeli occupation forces stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the morning, and attacked those stationed in it, where more than 300 Palestinians were injured, hours before the settlers' provocative march on what they called "the Day of the Unification of Jerusalem."
The occupation forces fired a barrage of tear gas, sound and rubber bullets at the al-Qibli Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Marwani prayer hall, and besieged the two retreats inside the al-Qibli Mosque where the confrontations were concentrated, and eyewitnesses said that the occupation soldiers stormed the Bab al-Rahma prayer hall.