Israel, Turkey Leaders Trade Insults Over US Jerusalem Decision

11 December, 2017, 02:54 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Erdogan described the nation as a "terrorist state" and a "killer of children" in remarks on Sunday as fresh clashes erupted in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday described Israel as a "terrorist state" and vowed to use "all means to fight" against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the country's capital.

He said: Palestine is an innocent victim.

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet United States Vice President Mike Pence later this month after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Mr Netanyahu said: "Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel - it has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and the capital of the Jewish state for 70 years".

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Mr Macron appealed for calm in the Middle East and asked the Israeli premier to "give peace a chance" by offering a gesture to Palestinians, such as a settlement freeze on the West Bank. And on Friday, the Red Crescent said it had attended to nearly 800 injuries in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

Rockets were fired from Gaza and Israeli warplanes carried out raids on the territory.

"The US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is invalid and constitutes a risky breach of global law and UN Security Council resolutions", reads the document, adopted as a result of an emergency ministerial meeting in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Erdogan said in a speech in the central city of Sivas. The Arab League, in a statement issued after an emergency session in Cairo, called Trump's announcement a "dangerous violation of global law" which had no legal impact and was void.

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Erdogan has called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Wednesday to discuss the Jerusalem issue.

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