UN, Israel ambassador leaves during Erdoğan's speech

Israel’s ambassador leaves the UN over Erdoğan’s criticism

In a prerecorded speech at UN, Turkish president launched harsh criticism of Israel for oppressing Palestinians for 50 years.

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, left the United Nations General Assembly during a pre-recorded speech by Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan that was shown on the screens, and in which he harshly criticised the Israeli government for its occupation policy and oppression against the Palestinians.

Erdan was caught on camera leaving the great hall while Erdoğan referred to the policies of “oppression, violence and intimidation” practiced by Israel towards the Palestinian population. “The dirty hand that reaches the intimacy of Jerusalem, where the holy places of the three great religions coexist, is constantly increasing its daring,” said the Turkish president, assuring that the Palestinians had been enduring Israeli oppression for more than half a century.

“By rejecting the surrender document, which has been tried to impose on Palestine under the title ‘The Deal of the Century‘, Israel has now accelerated its attempts to take advantage with the help of its collaborators” added Erdoğan referring to the Trump’s sponsored peace agreement, clearly favorable to the interests of Israel and in which large portions of the West Bank would de facto become Israeli territory.

In his speech, the Turkish leader stressed that Turkey will not support “any plan to which the Palestinian people do not give their consent.” “The participation of some countries in the region in this game does not mean more than serving Israel’s efforts to erode the most basic international standards. Countries that have declared their intention to open embassies in Jerusalem, in violation of UN resolutions and international laws, only help with their actions to make the conflict more complicated (to be resolves),”Erdoğan underlined.

Finally, Erdoğan insisted on his criticism of Israel and concluded his speech to the UN by saying that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be resolved by creating an “independent, sovereign and contiguous” Palestinian state based on the internationally recognised 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital. “Any solution other than this one will be vain, partial and unfair,” concluded the Turkish president.