While the municipal authorities claimed that the decision to-rename the streets in this way was an aim to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause, the Berbers argued that this act was within the context of the regime’s Arabization policy.
If the Jerusalem decision is any indication, the administration’s next moves in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be to embrace and fully endorse the Israeli demands without any regard to the Palestinian aspirations, which can only bring about more violence and instability.
For instance, while Palestinians are considered “terrorists,” the Israeli state is regarded as democratic, and its acts such as murdering and displacing Palestinians and occupying Palestinian territory are named “operations.
Under the premiership of the Turkish presidency and organized by the Al-Quds Platform in Istanbul, the International Mount of Olives Peace Awards were rewarded to four different individuals for their long commitment to the Palestinian cause.
Though the resolution adopted on Thursday is non-binding, its support by the majority in the General Assembly suggests a symbolic support for the Palestinian cause and simultaneously a rejection of the US power on which the Israeli state has been riding so long recklessly.
On Friday when the 29-year-old joined thousands of Palestinians to protest the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israeli capital, he became one among the four Palestinians to be shot by the Israeli military.
Finally, before finishing his speech, President Erdogan reminded the Palestinian political sections in occupied Palestine to “solve their problems within themselves and act in unity against this test,” claiming that Palestinian unity has become a “must for them.