Algeria, Turkey coordinate to end Israeli attacks on Palestinians

Algeria is coordinating with Turkey to halt Israeli aggression on the Palestinians, Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum said on Wednesday.

Boukadoum and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu had a phone call to discuss developments in the Palestinian territories.

“I thank my colleague Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s Foreign Minister, for the phone call to coordinate efforts to confront the [Israeli] aggression on our brothers in Palestine.” Boukadoum wrote on Twitter.

On Tuesday, Cavusoglu said Turkey was leading efforts to issue a resolution by the UN General Assembly on the Israeli attacks on the Palestinians.

Cavusoglu confirmed that Turkey will continue its efforts to defend the rights of the Palestinian people, saying Ankara was leading diplomatic efforts at high levels on the situation in the Palestinian lands.

He said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been in contact with world leaders regarding the developments in the Palestinian territories.

At least 53 Palestinians have been killed and 304 others injured in Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip amid tension across the Palestinian territories after Israeli police stormed the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem and assaulted worshippers.

Five Israelis have also been killed by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

The flare-up comes against the backdrop of last week’s Israeli court order for the eviction of Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

Sourc:e: Anadolu Agency