Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has strongly condemned the Israeli regime as the “most fascist and racist” in the world in the wake of the passage of a controversial law in the Israeli parliament, which defines the occupied territories as the so-called nation-state of the Jewish people.
“This law shows this regime’s real intentions. It legitimizes all unlawful actions and oppression on Palestinians, as well as Muslims and Christians who visit Jerusalem al-Quds,” Erdogan said at his Justice and Development Party (AKP) parliamentary group meeting in Ankara on Tuesday.
“I call on the Muslim world, Christian world, all democratic and liberal states, non-governmental organizations, media members to act against Israel,” he added.
The Turkish president then likened the actions of the Tel Aviv regime to the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s “pure race” policies.
“There is no difference between Hitler's Aryan race obsession and Israel's mentality that regard[s] Jews as the sole owners of these holy lands. The spirit of Hitler who dragged the world to a great disaster has re-emerged among some administrators in Israel,” Erdogan pointed out.
“This [nation-state] law proves that, without doubt Israel is the most Zionist, most fascist and most racist entity in the world,” the Turkish president said.
The apartheid 'Jewish nation-state' law, adopted by 62 votes to 55 on July 19, makes Hebrew Israel’s official language and defines the establishment of settlements as being in the Tel Aviv regime’s interest.
The legislation also strips Arabic of its designation as an official language, downgrading it to a "special status" that enables its continued use within Israeli institutions.
It stipulates that "Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people and they have an exclusive right to national self-determination in it". It also states that an undivided Jerusalem is the "capital" of Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the Israeli law, saying it “will not change the historical situation of Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the occupied State of Palestine."
"No peace or security will prevail unless the city remains as such," Palestinian Wafa news agency quoted Abbas as saying in a statement.
The statement added that "the law will not discourage Palestinians from their legitimate struggle to defeat the occupation and establish their independent state."
Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary General Saeb Erekat also took to Twitter to censure the law, saying the bill “officially legalizes apartheid and legally defines Israel as an apartheid system.”
“[It is] a dangerous and racist law par excellence. It denies the Arab citizens their right to self-determination to instead be determined by the Jewish population,” he said.
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