Arab-Israeli lawmakers visit Turkey about Al-Aqsa tensions
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
AA PhotoA delegation of Arab-Israeli lawmakers arrived in Istanbul Sept. 21 to brief President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on tensions around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a presidential source said.
Ahmad Tibi, leader of the Arab Movement for Change, and four other members of the Israeli Knesset met Erdoğan at the presidential complex in Tarabya.
The president reiterated his condemnation of Israel’s “violation” and urged the international community to take action, according to the source.
The delegation flew to Turkey after meeting Jordanian King Abdullah II.
They briefed both leaders on tensions in the east Jerusalem complex, which is revered by both Muslims and Jews. Last week, Israeli forces and Palestinian youths were involved in clashes at the site that left dozens injured.