ACTNews, JERUSALEM, GAZA – The grief of the Palestinians over the attacks by Israeli forces in the last days of Ramadan, is felt by almost all Muslims throughout the world. Several countries have also expressed their support and condemned the attacks that caused 21 casualties and hundreds of others injured.
Turkey is one of them, where thousands of citizens rallied on Monday night in front of Israel's embassy in Ankara and Israel's consulate in Istanbul to protest against the violence committed by Israeli armed forces towards Palestinian people around Al-Aqsa and Gaza.
As reported by Aljazeera, the protesters were seen carrying Palestinian flags while shouting, "Down with Israel, Get down with America".
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to mobilize the world to stop Israeli “terror”, in phone calls to Palestinian leaders. In the calls to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, Erdogan denounced Israel’s actions and extended support.
The Turkish leader pledged to “do everything in his power to mobilize the world, starting with the Islamic world, to stop Israel’s terror and occupation”, his office said.
Other countries, such as Iran and Egypt, helped defend Palestine. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, blamed Israel for stealing the land and homes of the Palestinian people, and creating an "Apartheid regime". He also said that Israeli armed forces had opened fire on congregants of the Al-Aqsa Mosque who had done nothing wrong.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman also asked the United Nations (UN) to join in condemning the actions of Israeli forces at the Al-Aqsa compound, which he called "war crimes".
In a statement, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said it “firmly” condemned “the new incursion of Israeli forces into the Al-Aqsa Mosque”. On Monday, Egypt’s assistant minister of foreign affairs, Nazih al-Najari, met the Israeli ambassador in Cairo, Amira Oron, to say Egypt rejected and denounced Israel’s action.
Not only Muslim countries, but protests also erupted in the city of Al-Lydd near Tel Aviv, Israel. Many protesters lowered the Israeli flag and replaced it with a Palestinian flag on Tuesday (5/11/2021).
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the forced evictions of Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah and the use of force in the Al-Aqsa Mosque could “not be ignored”.
Writing on Twitter, Widodo said: “Indonesia condemns such acts and urges the UN Security Council to take measures on the repeated violations carried out by Israel. Indonesia will continue to stand with the people of Palestine.”
Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) also provides support for the Palestinian people. The President of ACT Ibnu Khajar called for the emergency of Al-Aqsa and called for reclaiming Palestine.
"We, Aksi Cepat Tanggap, declare that currently, it is an emergency for Al-Aqsa. Reclaim, Palestine. We must be well aware that the condition is very urgent. Cruelty after real cruelty occurred,” said ACT President Ibnu Khajar in a live broadcast of his statement of ACT's standpoint towards Israeli Zionist attacks on Palestine in ACT's head office, South Jakarta, Monday (5/10/2021).