Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus issued a sharp condemnation of Israel’s decision two days close access to the temple mount in Jerusalem. According to him, we are talking about a crime against humanity.
«This is a criminal restriction of freedom of religion. From the point of view of humanitarian law, is absolutely unacceptable. Israel’s actions highly offensive,» he said.
The Shrine was closed after the bombing on Arab citizens of Israel. The terrorists killed two police officers belonging to the Druze community — Camille Xanana and Hail Satawe.
The Israeli security forces during the pursuit, eliminated the attackers. They had discovered two home-made pistol-machine gun «Carl Gustav» and another gun. All three were complete namesakes of the city of Umm El Fahm.
Relations between Israel and Turkey were severed after the interception by Israeli commandos of the ferry «Mavi Marmara» in the Pro-Palestinian activists in 2010. Despite the agreement on the normalization, they remain strained.