The Turkish Overseas Ministry on Sunday “strongly condemned” Israeli far-right Nationwide Safety Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir’s storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.
“We strongly condemn the storming of Al-Haram Al-Sharif on 21 Might by the Israeli Minister of Nationwide Safety underneath the safety of Israeli safety forces in clear breach of the worldwide regulation,” the ministry stated in a written assertion.
Coming into the Haram al-Sharif space early within the morning with particular guards and underneath the safety of the Israeli forces, Ben-Gvir claimed Israel’s possession of the compund in a video message from the mosque’s courtyard.
Ankara known as on Israel to “act responsibly, and to place an finish to every kind of provocative actions violating the historic standing of Al-Haram Al-Sharif that’s based mostly on the worldwide regulation.”
“It’s on no account acceptable that Israeli Authorities members problem the historic standing of Al-Haram Al-Sharif on this method and commit inflammatory and fascistic actions,” the Turkish ministry added.
This was the second time Ben-Gvir entered the complicated since taking workplace as nationwide safety minister within the authorities of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu final December.
Ben-Gvir beforehand entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Jan. 3, days after he took workplace, and with this motion, he grew to become the primary Israeli minister on obligation to enter the mosque in 5 years.
Holding far-right views on Palestinians and having known as for his or her displacement, Ben-Gvir has repeatedly joined Israeli settlers in storming the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complicated in East Jerusalem.
For Muslims, Al-Aqsa represents the world’s third-holiest web site. Jews name the world the Temple Mount, saying it was the location of two Jewish temples in historical occasions.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the place Al-Aqsa is situated, in the course of the 1967 Arab-Israeli Struggle. It annexed all the metropolis in 1980 in a transfer by no means acknowledged by the worldwide group.
Final November, Israeli President Isaac Herzog warned in a leaked audio that “the entire world is apprehensive” about Ben-Gvir’s far-right views.