#GazaUnderAttack | Israel committing ethnic cleansing in Gaza: Turkish premier

Posted: November 21, 2012 in Human Rights, Middle East, News, Palestine
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PRESSTV | Nov 20, 2012

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Israeli regime is committing “ethnic cleansing” in the Gaza Strip.

“Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law,” Erdogan said in a parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday.

The premier went on to say that the Israeli regime is “occupying the Palestinian territory step by step,” highlighting that Tel Aviv’s airstrike on Gaza could not be considered “self-defense.”

“Sooner or later, Israel will answer for the innocent blood it has shed so far,” Erdogan added.

Meanwhile on Monday, the Turkish prime minister said in a conference of the Eurasian Islamic Council in Istanbul that “Those who associate Islam with terrorism close their eyes in the face of mass killing of Muslims, turn their heads from the massacre of children in Gaza.”

Israeli airstrikes and shelling have left over 130 Palestinians dead…

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