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December 29, 2014 1:20 pm

Turkish PM Backs Palestinian Claim That Israel Reduces Jerusalem’s ‘Islamic Character’

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JNS.org – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Sunday that Turkey supports the Palestinians’ “common stance” that Israel is trying to “reduce the Islamic character” of Jerusalem.

“We back this stance against the reduction or the elimination of Jerusalem’s Islamic character,” Davutoglu told reporters in the central Turkish city of Konya. “Turkey will not accept any impositions concerning Al-Aqsa and will do whatever needs to be done internationally to protect Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa mosque.”

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The situation surrounding the Temple Mount compound and the mosque on its grounds, Al-Aqsa, has recently been used by Palestinians as a reason to riot or carry out terrorism—despite the fact that Israel bans Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount. Israel has blamed Palestinian Authority (PA) officials for inciting violence through their false claims about the Temple Mount.

“All Israel wants is to Judaize the Holy City, take over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, destroy it, and build the alleged Temple,” PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s minister of religious affairs, Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is, said this month, according to Palestinian Media Watch.

On Saturday, Davutoglu met with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, who was visiting Turkey. Hamas, the terrorist group ruling Gaza, recently chose to relocate its diplomatic and military headquarters from the Syrian city of Damascus to the Turkish city of Istanbul. That move prompted Israel to ask the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), of which Turkey is a member, to take action against Turkey.

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  • charlie johnson

    He is making a people pudding and taste it for Islamic flavor as he prepares it in the mixing bowl.NOPE! A little too much Judeism , Way to much Christian . Go get more Islamic,Get the large container .Get that Greek stuff out of my kitchen.

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