ANKARA – Palestinians wounded by Israeli safety forces throughout Monday’s anti-occupation protests in Gaza can be handled in Turkey, the nation’s well being minister mentioned on Tuesday.
“We are going to obtain the wounded from Gaza first in Ankara. We’ve ready our hospitals in line with the circumstances of the wounded,” minister Ahmet Demircan mentioned.
The ministry was co-operating with the Emergency Administration Authority (AFAD) and the Turkish Armed forces, the place all preparations are in place to determine an air hall to switch the wounded in Gaza to Turkey.
The minister additional famous that these with probably the most extreme accidents can be prioritised.
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on the Gaza Strip’s japanese border since early Monday morning to participate in mass rallies to commemorate the Nakba and protest the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
In keeping with the Palestinian Well being Ministry, at the very least 61 Palestinian demonstrators had been killed by Israeli forces in one of many deadliest single-day massacres within the nation’s historical past.
In the meantime, Turkey urged Islamic nations to evaluate their ties with Israel and mentioned it will name a rare summit of the Group of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Could 18.
Serving because the OIC president, Turkey convened in December 2017 the nations of the group to coordinate a response to the switch of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in violation of the United Nations resolutions on the standing of the town.
The summit declared East Jerusalem – which the worldwide group regards as annexed by Israel – “because the capital of the State of Palestine” and urged the world to comply with go well with.
East Jerusalem is taken into account occupied Palestinian territory beneath worldwide regulation.
The Group for Islamic Cooperation is the second largest intergovernmental platform on the planet, following the United Nations, and has 57 member states in 4 continents. Its goal is to safeguard the pursuits of the Muslim world by selling peace and worldwide concord amongst totally different peoples of the world.
Ankara has additionally informed Israel’s ambassador to go away the nation. Eitan Naeh was summoned to the overseas ministry in Ankara on Tuesday and was requested to go away over the deaths on the Gaza border.
Naeh has served within the place since October 2015.
Turkey maintains full commerce and diplomatic hyperlinks with Israel after a 2016 reconciliation deal ended a dispute over the lethal storming of a Turkish ship by Israeli commandos.
Ankara can also be recalling its ambassadors to america and Israel for consultations within the wake of the occasions.