The Turkish Humanitarian Relief Organisation, IHH, organized a demonstration in front of the Israeli consulate in Istanbul yesterday to protest Israel’s ban on the call to prayer and its continuing violations against Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The protesters issued a statement, which partly read: “The Zionist occupation does not pay attention to anyone and continues its violations against Al-Aqsa, Jerusalem and the Palestinian people. They should realize that they cannot silence the call to prayer in Palestine.”
Fatih Yazji of IHH said that If Israel bans the call to prayer in Jerusalem, millions of people will recite it, and it will spread even more.
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He added, “I tell Israelis, if the call to prayer annoys you, you are evil and you need to leave Palestine and leave it for its owners.”
The protesters called for an end to the Israeli ‘piracy’ and called on the Muslim nation to “break its utter silence for what is happening in Palestine.”
At the end of the protest, the call to prayer was made as officers at the Israeli consulate watched from afar, in a message that assures that Israel will not be able to ban the Muslim call to prayer, according to IHH.
(PC, SAFA, Social Media)