Ankara, 29 November, 2023 (GNP): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Jordan’s King Abdullah voiced strong condemnation against Israel, urging accountability for what they termed as war crimes committed in Gaza.
Their statements came ahead of a UN Security Council meeting scheduled to address the situation in Gaza, underscoring the urgency to address humanitarian concerns and strive for lasting peace.
In a phone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President Erdogan highlighted Israel’s alleged violations of international law, laws of war, and international humanitarian law.
Erdogan emphasized the imperative nature of holding Israel accountable in international courts for the crimes it purportedly committed, echoing the sentiments of the international community.
Furthermore, King Abdullah of Jordan, speaking on Israel’s aggression in Gaza and military operations in the West Bank, decried these actions as a negation of human values and the right to life.
The King emphasized the severity of Israel’s siege on the enclave, which had impeded essential supplies such as medicine, food, fuel, and electricity, terming it as tantamount to war crimes.
The leaders’ statements underscored the urgent need to address the humanitarian crisis in G and to seek a resolution that ensures the delivery of vital aid while striving for a sustainable peace in the region.
The international community awaits the UN Security Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday to address the ongoing crisis in Gaza and deliberate on measures to mitigate the humanitarian situation and pursue avenues for a peaceful resolution.