Turkey's ex-PM backs Hamas amid ongoing confrontation

Turkey's ex-PM backs Hamas amid ongoing confrontation
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Ahmet Davutoglu urges immediate OIC assembly to broker a ceasefire.

As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict intensifies, former Prime Minister and Future Party leader Ahmet Davutoglu has expressed his support for the "Aqsa Flood" operation launched by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' armed wing. Through a statement on his social media account, reported by the Politikyol, Davutoglu underscored the urgent need for diplomatic intervention and called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

In his detailed post, Davutoglu emphasized that the continued Israeli attacks and establishment of new settlements in occupied territories are the root causes of the ongoing conflict. He lamented that the Islamic world has largely overlooked the Palestinian plight.

The Future Party leader's statement read, "The just resistance of our Palestinian brothers and sisters, who have been abandoned in the face of continuous violations against the sanctity and Islamic identity of Al-Aqsa Mosque and ongoing Israeli offensives, has my unwavering support."

Davutoglu pointedly outlined the prerequisites for lasting peace in the region, which include Israel respecting the holy sites, particularly Al-Aqsa Mosque, supporting the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state, halting new settlements in occupied territories, and upholding the fundamental human rights of the Palestinians. He also called for lifting all embargoes on Gaza to alleviate the human suffering exacerbated by the conflict.

In the wake of these unfolding hostilities and to prevent the devastating implications of Israel's potential declaration of war, Davutoglu urged Turkey to spearhead a diplomatic initiative. "Turkey should immediately call for an urgent meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and present a diplomatic action plan to ensure an immediate ceasefire between the parties involved," he proposed.