The Minister expressed his honest thanks to the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for calling for this meeting at this delicate moment to discuss the risky escalation on the Palestinian territories, which pose a threat to the entire region in light of the use of force and the unacceptable targeting of the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupying forces.
Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians on Monday who protested on the Gaza border as the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem, moving its diplomatic mission in Israel to the contested holy city from Tel Aviv.
"The Community has followed with increasing alarm the mounting toll of fatalities and injured among the demonstrators".
Mr Erdogan, who also announced plans for a pro-Palestinian rally, has exchanged bitter accusations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling Israel an "apartheid state" and ordering the country's ambassador to Turkey to leave.
Israeli and American officials could not have been so wrong; on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel, they hailed the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem as a step towards peace.
While emphasizing the Kingdom's rejection of the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, he said that this step represents a significant bias against the historical and permanent rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem. One Israeli soldier has been reported wounded.
The recent surge of additional Marines to safeguard several American diplomatic outposts in the Middle East was not driven by recent violence surrounding the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, Pentagon officials said Thursday.
At a UN Security Council meeting, Palestine insisted Israel had committed a war crime by firing at the protesters, while Hamas - the rulers of Gaza - was accused of using civilians as "human shields".
Calls for an independent probe into the deaths have come from many sides, including Britain, Germany, Canada and Switzerland.
The 13 affirmations outlined in "Our Hope for Peace" include general biblical truths regarding Israel, the nations, and the Gospel, as well as statements addressing the present and future role of Israel in God's biblical narrative. On the day of the embassy move, Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds in Gaza, drawing widespread worldwide condemnation, accusations of using disproportionate force and calls for independent investigations.
Police said the suspect presented an expired entry permit to try to enter Israel, heightening their suspicions and leading them to carry out a search on his person, during which a knife was found.