Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed strong criticism against Western countries on Saturday for their silence regarding the ongoing massacre in Palestine.
Addressing the extraordinary joint Arab-Islamic summit in Riyadh, Erdogan lamented, “It is shameful that Western nations, known for advocating human rights and freedoms, choose to remain silent in the face of the Palestinian tragedy.”
Highlighting the severity of the situation, he said: “We are witnessing unprecedented barbarism in history, with bombings targeting hospitals, schools, and refugee camps, resulting in the massacre of innocent civilians.”
Erdogan emphasized the urgent need to deliver fuel, particularly to hospitals in Gaza.
Proposing a proactive approach, he suggested “We believe it is crucial to establish a fund within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for the reconstruction of Gaza.”
Erdogan also called for an investigation into the existence of nuclear weapons, acknowledged by Israeli ministers, urging transparency.
“The issue of nuclear weapons, as confirmed by Israeli ministers, must be thoroughly investigated. If there are nuclear bombs outside the oversight of the International Atomic Energy Agency, they should be disclosed.”
Characterizing the Israeli administration as the “spoiled child of the West,” Erdogan insisted that it is imperative for them to compensate for the damages caused.
In addressing the broader peace initiatives, he affirmed “We are prepared to make necessary efforts, acting as a guarantor, to secure and maintain the peace in the region.”
Emphasizing the significance of Jerusalem, Erdogan declared, “Jerusalem is our red line. We aspire for Jerusalem, known as the city of peace, and all Palestinian lands to return to their historical status.”