Tens of Thousands Protestos Move for Jerusalem
The bloody raid carried out by invading Israel on Masjid al-Aqsa the previous night was protested by non-governmental organizations in the press statements made after the tarawih prayers across Turkey.
Tens of thousands of people attended the press releases led by the Young IHH and the Mavi Marmara Association. The Istanbul leg of the press releases was held in the courtyard of Fatih Mosque.
Thousands of Jerusalem lovers were present in the field with Turkish and Palestinian flags in their hands. During the press release, the participants chanted frequently and chanted slogans such as "Down with Israel", "Hail to Palestine, continue the resistance", "Murderer Israel, get out of Palestine", "Masjid al-Aqsa is not alone".
"Attacks are part of Israel's policy"
Young IHH President Muhammed Cihat Çelik made the press statement. Reminding that Israel raided the Masjid al-Aqsa and attacked the civilians who took shelter in the Qibla Masjid with sound bombs and rubber bullets, it was reminded that many Palestinians were injured and nearly 400 people were detained. Emphasizing that Israel's attacks on Masjid al-Aqsa with its plan to Judaize Jerusalem are completely illegal, Israel wants to systematically drive Palestinians away from the region and build a Jewish temple there. Systematic attacks are part of Israel's policies from the past. Palestinians still continue to practice the Nakba. This disaster must be brought to an end," it said.
“Muslims should be one heart and one body”
Following the press release, Beheşti İsmail Songür, President of Mavi Marmara Freedom and Solidarity Association, spoke. Songür called on the international world to take precautions, saying that Israel may increase its raids on Masjid al-Aqsa in the future. Songür said, “Invading Israel can attack not because it is strong, but because the Islamic world is scattered. Muslims should be one heart and one body. We will not normalize with Israel. We will not sacrifice our first qibla to politics and trade.” said.