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Ankara - Turkey: Israel Playing With Fire by Building Settlements

Published on: December 11, 2012 11:43 AM
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Turkish President Abdullah Gul (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (2-L) review the honor guard during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, 11 December 2012. Abbas is in Turkey for a three- day visit. EPA/MURAT KAYNAK/ANADOLU AGENCYTurkish President Abdullah Gul (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (2-L) review the honor guard during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, 11 December 2012. Abbas is in Turkey for a three- day visit. EPA/MURAT KAYNAK/ANADOLU AGENCY

Ankara, Turkey - Turkish President Abdullah Gül said on Tuesday Israel is “playing with fire” in its latest move to construct settlement units in Jerusalem and the West Bank, Turkish daily Today’s Zaman reported.

Gül told a joint news conference held with his Palestinian counterpart, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, that Israel should be aware it is becoming more isolated in the international community and becoming a burden to its allies, putting them in a difficult situation, Today’s Zaman reported.

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Gül stated Israel should have come to the negotiating table in a “peaceful manner” following the upgraded status of Palestine by the United Nations to non-member observer state, but instead it announced new plans for settlements.

Gül said Turkey strongly condemned the “very dangerous” settlement step to construct 3,000 housing units in the E1 corridor, connecting Ma’aleh Adumim to Jerusalem, adding that the move aims to separate Palestinians in the West Bank from those in Jerusalem.

Britain, France and several other European countries summoned Israeli envoys last week to protest over the plan to build settlements in an area of the West Bank known as E1, and even Israel’s staunch European ally Germany voiced criticism.

Construction in E1 (East one) could divide the West Bank and make the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state - as envisaged by the internationally backed two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict - almost impossible.

Settlement building on land Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war is considered illegal by most world powers.

Israeli officials said it could up to two years before any building begins in the designated zone east of Jerusalem.


Content is provided courtesy of the Jerusalem Post


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 Dec 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM Liepa Says:

Israel is a sovereign country and has a right to build anywhere it wants to, you turkish schwancz!

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 Dec 11, 2012 at 02:45 PM lipa21 Says:

didn't expect anything else from a muslim

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 Dec 11, 2012 at 03:26 PM rivin Says:

turkey we will do to you what we done to the 9 turkish abroad the mvi marima!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Dec 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM AlbertEinstein Says:

Playing with fire? You bet!!

V'haya Beis Yaakov eish, u'Beis Yosef lehavah, u'Beis eisav le'kash. Vedalku bahem, va'acholum, velo yihiyeh sarid leBeis Eisav, ki Hashem dibeir.

-Ovadia 1:18.

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 Dec 11, 2012 at 06:40 PM vzdanisu Says:

Reply to #4  
AlbertEinstein Says:

Playing with fire? You bet!!

V'haya Beis Yaakov eish, u'Beis Yosef lehavah, u'Beis eisav le'kash. Vedalku bahem, va'acholum, velo yihiyeh sarid leBeis Eisav, ki Hashem dibeir.

-Ovadia 1:18.

Amein

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 Dec 11, 2012 at 09:21 PM Teddybear Says:

R these Palestinians who shoot rockets into Israel also playing with fire ? U Turkish beheime

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 Dec 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM morris Says:

i have 2 words for this mamzer.....DROP DEAD!!!!!!

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