“Erdogan is among Hamas’ biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter,” Netanyahu stated. “I suggest that he not preach morality to us.”
By: World Israel News Staff
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for charging Israel with committing “genocide” while defending its southern border from an onslaught of Palestinian rioters.
“Erdogan is among Hamas’ biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter,” Netanyahu stated on Tuesday. “I suggest that he not preach morality to us.”
Turkey recalled its ambassadors from Israel and the US over Mondays’ violence in the Gaza border, in which 60 Palestinian rioters, including Hamas terrorists, were killed.
In an interview, Erdoğan called Israel a “terrorist state” and alleged that “what Israel has done is genocide.”
An angry statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry claimed that Israeli forces had been “encouraged” to shoot Palestinians.
“We curse the massacre carried out by Israeli security forces encouraged by this step on the Palestinians participating in peaceful demonstrations,” the statement declared. “Neither regional nor global peace and stability will be viable unless the Palestinian question is settled through a lasting and just solution and unfair treatments towards Palestinian people cease.”
Erdogan is infamous for his support of the Hamas terror organization, which operates unhindered and directs acts of terrorism inside Israel from Turkish soil, and for his frequent violently worded and often anti-Semitic outbursts against the state of Israel.
Turkey is notorious for its massacre of the Kurds and its occupation of northern Cyprus.
While Israel agreed to a reconciliation with Turkey in 2016, diplomatic ties with the country have been strained at the best.