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Turkish president, Malaysian premier discuss Israel-Palestine conflict

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Anwar Ibrahim hold phone call, according to Türkiye's Communications Directorate

Diyar Guldogan  | 09.10.2023 - Update : 09.10.2023
Turkish president, Malaysian premier discuss Israel-Palestine conflict


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Monday discussed the recent tensions between Israel and Palestine.

Speaking over the phone, Erdogan and Ibrahim discussed the latest developments, Türkiye's Communications Directorate said in a statement.

The Gaza-based resistance group Hamas launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood against Israel early Saturday, firing a barrage of rockets. It said the surprise attack was in response to the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and increased settler violence.

In retaliation, the Israeli army launched Operation Swords of Iron against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli forces in Gaza has risen to 560, the Gaza-based Health Ministry said on Monday amid ongoing fighting. It also said the number of injured people surged to 2,900.

The Interior Ministry in Gaza said the Israeli army has "intensified its aggression" on Gaza with hundreds of raids.

The Israeli army said it had struck over 500 targets in overnight raids on Gaza, which they claimed were targets belonging to the Hamas and Islamic Jihad groups.

At least 800 Israelis have been killed and over 2,300 others wounded in the fighting, according to the Israeli Health Ministry.

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