Turkish demonstrators blockade Israeli Council in Istanbul in protest against actions in Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Hundreds of Turkish youths blockaded the Israeli Consulate from midnight Sunday until the early hours of Monday morning in Istanbul in protest against Zionists attempts to assault Al-Aqsa Mosque with the help of the Occupation Forces.
The youth condemned the Zionist authorities amidst calls of support for the Palestinian people, urging Muslims everywhere in Turkey to join protests in defence of Al-Aqsa Mosque. Yesterday, the Turkish Organisation for Civil Society staged a protest rally in Taksim Square in Istanbul in solidarity with the Palestinians.
In Jerusalem, scores of Palestinian worshippers have for several days refused to leave the mosque in fear that it would be attacked by Jewish extremists. Israel's army has threatened to evict them by force.
Meanwhile, Boland Yadyvn, the Head of the Relief and Human Assistance Agency in Turkey, called on all Muslims to be vigilant of what is happening in Al-Aqsa Mosque. He called for strong opposition to the Zionist attempts to desecrate the first of the two Qiblas – direction to which Muslims turn in prayer.
Similarly, Arul Ardogan, leader of the Saada Party, announced support for the Palestinians defending Al-Aqsa Mosque. He urged Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyab Erdogan to take speedy efforts to prevent the Zionists from occupying the mosque.
Source: Palestinian Information Centre