BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Muslim countries to support the State of Palestine, after dozens of protesters were killed by Israeli forces on the Gaza border this week, speaking at an extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday.
“Men and women, young and old, the entire Muslim world is by your side. The al-Quds cause for which you laid your life, do not forget is all of our cause. We will never abandon you in your sacred struggle until the occupation is finished, until an independent and sovereign Palestinian State with al-Quds as its capital is established; we will continue to support you”, Erdogan said.
“Isn’t one of the Ten Commandments ‘thou shalt not kill’? Remember, as long as you stay quiet against your prison of Goliath, you will not be able to save yourselves from resembling him. And those of conscious among yourselves should tear down the roles of fear and should say stop to this order of oppression and massacres”, he stated.
On Monday, a total of 62 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,700 were wounded by Israeli forces during protests condemning the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.
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