Muslim leaders call for international protection force for Palestinians

Source: Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Muslim leaders called on Friday for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinians after dozens of protesters were shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border this week.

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A demonstrator blows a trumpet during a protest where Palestinians demand the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

At a special summit in Turkey convened by President Tayyip Erdogan, they also pledged to take “appropriate political (and) economic measures” against countries that followed the United States in moving their Israel embassies to contested Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Erdogan, who is campaigning for re-election next month, used the summit to verbally attack Israel, comparing the actions of its forces to Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews in World War Two, when millions were killed in concentration camps.

 

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  1. I do have some suggestions what could work: 1. All Arabs state that we will no longer purchase any arms from any nation that supplies bullets to the Israeli army to kill unarmed civilians. 2. All Arabs state that we will no longer sell any oil and gas to any nation that supplies the Israeli army to kill unarmed civilians. That might work. To appeal to the anonymous ‘International Community’ has always proved useless – and every one knows it.

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