President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proposed late Monday establishing a new administration for Jerusalem.
Speaking after a Cabinet meeting in the capital, Ankara, Erdoğan called on the U.N., U.N. Security Council, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and other international organizations to act against the oppression of Palestinians as well as to take a firm stance on the issue of Jerusalem.
"At this point, we believe there's a need for a separate arrangement on Jerusalem. To achieve lasting peace and tranquility in Jerusalem, which contains the indispensable religious symbols of Muslims, Jews, and Christians, everyone must make sacrifices," Erdoğan said.
"In today's circumstances, it would be the most correct and consistent course of action for Jerusalem to be administered by a commission of representatives from the three faiths. Otherwise, it doesn't appear it will be easily possible to achieve lasting peace in this ancient city," he added.
He said that Turkey would lend its political and military support for international efforts to liberate Jerusalem and protect the Palestinian people.
"Israel is a terror state which tries to legitimize its actions by mentioning Palestinians' resistance," he also said, condemning Israel's attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its indiscriminate bombardment of the region.
"They don't have warplanes, you have countless. Who are you trying to fool?" he asked.
"Those who are not terrified by the killing of Palestinian children by Israel are terrified by the fact that Israeli children are scared too," Erdoğan added.
"I condemn Austria for hanging the Israeli terror state's flag. I guess Austria is trying to make Muslims pay for the Jews they subjected to genocide back in the day."
The president also revealed a conversation he had with a former Israeli prime minister whose identity he did not disclose.
"A former Israeli prime minister, I am not going to give his name, told me years ago that he had the 'biggest pleasure' when he killed Palestinians during his military service as a general," he said.
Erdoğan also blasted U.S. President Joe Biden's approval of arms sales to Israel.
"You're going down in history with bloody hands by supporting Israel, which attacks Gaza in a disproportionate matter," he said.
"You forced us to say this. We will not be silent and we are going to continue our Al-Quds struggle," he added, referring to Jerusalem.
Ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed over a hundred with fatalities that include dozens of minors. A total of 145 people, including 41 children and 23 women, have been killed and 1,100 more injured since Israel started attacks on Gaza on May 10.
The airstrikes on Gaza were preceded by days of tensions and Israeli aggression in occupied East Jerusalem, where hundreds of Palestinians were assaulted by Israeli forces and settlers in Al-Aqsa Mosque and in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed the entire city in 1980, in a move that has never been recognized by the international community.
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