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Turkish foreign minister visits Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

JERUSALEM, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (WAFA) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu today visit Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city of Jerusalem, according to WAFA correspondent.

She said that Çavuşoğlu was led by a delegation of the Islamic Religious Endowment (Waqf) Department in a tour of the courtyards of the mosque compound without any Israeli police escort.

Çavuşoğlu’s visit to the mosque compound came a day after he had separate meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki in Ramallah.

It also came against the backdrop of Israeli settler plans to en masse storm the holy site on May 29 to mark the 55th occasion of the so-called “Jerusalem Day” or “Jerusalem Reunification Day”.

“Jerusalem Day” is an annual event that commemorates the “reunification” of Jerusalem in 1967, when Israeli forces captured East Jerusalem from Jordanian control during the June War and has been ever since occupying it.

Such an event would see thousands of right-wing Israelis, including a large number of Israeli settlers from the occupied West Bank, waving Israeli flags, dancing and singing, and marching through Jerusalem neighborhoods, including the hotbed Sheikh Jarrah and Bab al-Amoud (Damascus Gate).

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