Istanbul – Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan attacked Israeli aggression against Palestine’s Al-Aqsa mosque but at the same time permitted Israeli cargo plane to land in Istanbul on Sunday for the first time in 10 years to boost Turkish-Israeli business.
Israeli embassy in Turkey tweeted on Sunday morning, that, “For the first time after a 10-year break Israel’s EL Airlines cargo plane landed in Istanbul this morning. It will help trade between the two countries to reach new record levels by making mutual flights between Tel Aviv and Istanbul.
10 yıl aradan sonra ilk kez bir @EL_AL_AIRLINES kargo uçağı bu sabah İstanbul'a iniş yaptı. Bugünden sonra, #THY'nin yanı sıra ELAL da #TelAviv–#İstanbul arasında karşılıklı uçuşlar gerçekleştirerek iki ülke arasındaki ticaretin yeni rekor seviyelere ulaşmasına katkı sağlayacak. pic.twitter.com/ouDjIxH0Es— İsrail Türkiye'de (@IsraelinTurkey) May 24, 2020
Surprisingly, Erdogan said in a video message on Twitter addressing the Muslims in the U.S. to mark Eid al-Fitr, that, “We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else … Last week we witnessed that a new occupation and annexation project, which disregards Palestine’s sovereignty and international law, was put into action by Israel”.
“I would like to reiterate that al-Quds Al-Sharif, the holy site of three religions and our first kiblah, is a red line for all Muslims worldwide … It is clear that the global order has long failed to produce justice, peace, serenity, and order”, he added.
Despite the verbal attacks, Erdogan sent medical aid to Israel in April to help the Jewish nation against the coronavirus pandemic.
Political experts on Twitter have condemned Erdogan’s political gimmicks where he attacks Israel on one hand and keeps warm relations with it on the other hand.
Meanwhile, Palestine’s hardliner group Hamas secretly sent Gaza doctors to get COVID-19 training in Israel, however they rejected UAE’s aid to Palestinians this week since it came via Israeli airport.
#Hamas quietly allows Gaza doctors to get #COVID-19 training in Israel, raising questions about whether the training came through coordination between Israel and Hamas government in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah or a humanitarian group. https://t.co/75OTd4iuy0— Randa HABIB (@RandaHabib) April 27, 2020
The Palestinian Authority refused medical aid from the UAE as it was sent via Israel… depriving their people of aid— Israel Advocacy Movement (@israel_advocacy) May 21, 2020
This is the same Palestinian Authority who send their families for treatment in Israeli hospitals!
They’ll risk other peoples health, but not own