Israel must stop illegal campaigns and the international community needs to stop its “modern vandalism,” Turkey’s presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said Saturday.
“Israel’s policy of occupation and annexation is an invitation to more conflict and escalation,” Kalin said on Twitter. “Turkey and everyone with a sense of justice will stand by the Palestinian people.”
Israel recently announced intents to carry out wide territorial annexations in the occupied Palestinian territories as part of an agreement between premier Benjamin Netanyahu and the head of Blue and White party Benny Gantz.
Israel’s large-scale annexation plan is part of US president Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” that was announced on January 28. It refers to Jerusalem as “Israel’s undivided capital” and recognizes Israeli sovereignty over large parts of the occupied territories.