Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The protests against Israel's hostilities in the Gaza Strip began in various cities of Turkey, TRT Haber TV channel reported on July 25.
The protests against Israel's military operation began after Friday prayer, according to the TV channel.
It is reported that the protests will be held in front of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul.
"Turkey will not remain silent while Israel carries out military aggression against the Palestinian people, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier.
"Some Western countries turn a blind eye to Israel's actions," he added. "This testifies to the fact that they are also supporters of military aggression against the Palestinians."
Moreover, Erdogan likened Israeli actions against the Palestinians with the Nazis' actions against the Jewish people.
Erdogan said that Israel spreads terrorism in the region.
Some 10,000 Palestinians held an action of protest in Ramallah against Israel's hostilities in Gaza on the morning of July 25.
Three people were killed and 30 were injured during the clashes between Israeli soldiers and the Palestinians.
It is reported that the Israeli military used tear gas and water cannons against the demonstrators.
The protests against Israel's hostilities involving MPs from the ruling and opposition parties have been recently held in Turkey.
More than 800 Palestinians, including women and 200 children were killed during the 'Enduring Rock' operation which started on July 7.
It is reported that the Israeli army lost 45 servicemen during the hostilities.