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‘Israel won’t be forgiven’

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Tuesday that a planned summit this week of the world's main pan-Islamic body would send a "strong message" after Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians along the Gaza border. "The extraordinary meeting on Friday will give a very strong message to the world from Istanbul," Erdogan said at a press conference in London with British Prime Minister Theresa May. He added that all members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) were invited. Erdogan…

Saudi Arabia ‘rejects’ US embassy transfer to Jerusalem

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian government on Tuesday said it opposed the US decision to relocate its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "The kingdom rejects the American administration's decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem," the council of ministers said in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA). "This step represents a significant prejudice against the rights of the Palestinian people which have been guaranteed by international resolutions," it said. "The government of Saudi…

Saudi Arabia slams Israeli fire in Gaza, silent on Jerusalem embassy move

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia condemned Israeli gunfire on Monday that killed at least 52 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others, without mentioning the inauguration of the controversial US embassy in Jerusalem. "Saudi Arabia strongly condemns the Israeli occupation forces' gunfire against unarmed Palestinian civilians which has left dozens of dead and wounded," a Saudi foreign ministry spokesperson said. The spokesperson, quoted by the kingdom's official SPA press agency, called on the international community to "take…