In a joint press conference, the foreign ministers of Jordan and Egypt called on the international community to promote peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

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The foreign ministers of Jordan and Egypt on Sunday denounced Israel’s “acts of aggression” against Palestinian protesters, calling on the international community to push forward peace negotiations.

Describing the protesters as “innocent people who went out to fight for their rights and oppose the occupation in peaceful ways,” Ayman Safadi, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, said peace and security “cannot be achieved through killing and oppression.”

His Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, urged the international community to “intervene for peace.” “How can we talk about human rights while the rights of the Palestinians are being violated like this?” he asked during a joint press conference with Safadi on Sunday.

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Photo credit: Kremlin

These remarks join those of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, who called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “a terrorist” in a televised speech.

“What you are doing to the oppressed Palestinians will forever remain a part of history, we will never forget it,” Erdoğan said. “The people of Israel are not comfortable with what you’re doing.”

17 Palestinians were killed during Friday’s Hamas-led “March of Return” along the Gaza Strip border fence. The IDF has stated that at least 10 of them had had “a clear terrorist background.”