Israel's far-right Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir, raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.
"I'm happy to be ascending the Temple Mount, the most important site for the Jewish people," said Ben-Gvir, who entered the Haram al-Sharif in the early hours of the morning under the heavy protection of his private bodyguards and Israeli forces.
The far-right minister, known for his racist and violent rhetoric and provocative actions against Palestinians, has carried out the same provocation for the second time since taking office.
According to TGRT News, Türkiye did not remain indifferent to Ben-Gvir's provocative behavior. In a statement made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the raid by the racist Israeli minister was condemned with harsh words. Calling on Israel not to engage in provocative and fascist actions, the Foreign Ministry made the following statements:
"We strongly condemn the raid on the Haram al-Sharif on May 21 by the Israeli Minister of National Security, accompanied by Israeli security forces, which clearly violates international law. It is totally unacceptable for members of the Israeli government to challenge the historical status of the Haram al-Sharif in this way and to engage in provocative and fascist acts.
"We once again call on the Israeli government to immediately cease all provocative actions that violate the historical status of the Haram al-Sharif based on international law and to act responsibly," the ministry said.
Source: TGRT Haber