Palestinian resistance factions condemn Israeli visit to Ankara
The visit represents a bias towards the Israelis in the confrontations between the Palestinians and the occupiers,
Hamas confirmed in a statement today that it is following up with "great concern the Zionist entity's visits of officials and leaders to a number of Arab and Islamic countries, the most recent of which is the visits of the president of the Zionist entity, Isaac Herzog, to a number of countries in the region."
The movement expressed its regret towards the Israeli visits to the Arab and Islamic nations, which Hamas said they saw as an "integral strategic ally" for the Palestinian people and their just cause.
In their statement, Hamas emphasized their position, based on principles, by rejecting all forms of communication with "Israel", which has been violating Palestine's sanctities and continuing its siege and aggression on Gaza and the people of Gaza.
As for the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, the faction stressed that Herzog's visit comes at a time when "Israel" has been escalating its aggression against the people of Al-Quds, while "Israel" works to Judaize holy sites in the area while also storming Al-Aqsa Mosque. The visit represents a bias towards the Israelis in the confrontations between the Palestinians and the occupiers.
The movement considered that "seeking to restore relations with the enemy under the pretext of the interest of this or that country is a betrayal of al-Quds and Palestine."
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The Palestinian Mujahideen Movement "categorically rejected Arab and Islamic countries' meeting with the occupation and its criminal leaders under any slogan." The movement expressed appreciation of the popular and humanitarian positions of the Turkish towards the Palestinian people."
The Palestinian Resistance Committees affirmed that "receiving the Zionist president in Turkey, in light of the escalation of Zionist aggression and terrorism against all components and sanctities of the Palestinian people, is rejected and condemned."
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Israeli occupation’s president Issac Herzog landed in Ankara, on Wednesday, to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the first visit by an Israeli president since 2008.
Ahead of his trip, Herzog told reporters that "We will not agree on everything, and the relationship between Israel and Turkey has certainly known ups and downs and not-so-simple moments in recent years."
"But we shall try to restart our relations and build them in a measured and cautious manner, and with mutual respect between our states," he added.