Israel to take steps to stop Turkey’s incitement in East Jerusalem: foreign minister

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Israel Katz

Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz has directed his ministry to formulate a package of measures to “stop Turkey’s incitement and subversion in East Jerusalem.”

According to The Jerusalem Post, Katz announced the move in a Hebrew and Arabic tweet on Monday, saying that “more details of the plan” would follow.

In response to Katz, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu tweeted, “A dirty game is once again being played in #Israel at election time.”

“Will never give up supporting our Palestinian brothers & sisters in East Jerusalem, capital of #Palestine under occupation and defending the Palestinian cause,” Çavuşoğlu added.

Israel will hold a general election on Sept. 17.

According to a Bloomberg article in September, Turkey’s foreign aid agency said in its 2015 annual report – the last with details on Jerusalem investments – that “it has undertaken more than 500 projects valued at nearly $30 million in the Palestinian territories, 81 in east Jerusalem.”

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