Netanyahu, Erdogan Trade Insults Over Violence On Gaza Border

Clay Curtis
April 2, 2018

You are an invader and right now are present in those lands as an invader. "At the same time, you are a terrorist", Erdogan said.

He added that what Israel does to the "oppressed" Palestinian people "will be part of history and we will never forget it."

The Prime Minister defends the action of the IDF in Gaza on Friday, and rejects criticism from Turkey's Erdogan, "who for years has bombed civilian populations indiscriminately".

With 16 fatalities, Friday was the single deadliest day in the Israel-Palestine conflict since the 2014 Gaza war.

Erdogan on Friday spoke with US President Donald Trump in a call and the Turkish leader said he told Trump: "Aren't you going to intervene here?".

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These events of statue vandalism triggered a protest in the state. "We will be staging a sit-in till it has been replaced". On Saturday morning, some unidentified people damaged the statue of Dalit leader Dr BR Ambedkar in Jhunsi area.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he addresses a health conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 27, 2018.

Netanyahu has previously called Erdogan someone who "bombs Kurdish villagers" in a reference to the Turkish Army's operations in northern Syria.

On Saturday, Erdogan criticized Israel for its "inhumane attack" on the Palestinians in Gaza. "We will continue to support our Palestinian sisters and brothers in their rightful cause until the very end", Erdogan wrote earlier Saturday on social media.

More than 1,400 people were injured and 17 were killed when the Israeli military opened fire on Palestinian protesters on the border between Gaza and Israel Friday. As noted, most of the dead were known members of Hamas military wing or other Palestinian terrorist groups. Israel's position has generally been that Palestinian refugees and their descendants would become citizens of a Palestinian state at the culmination of the peace process, just as Jews who fled or were forced out of Middle Eastern countries by hostile governments became citizens of Israel.

While much of the violence had subsided by Saturday, groups of protesters still gathered along the fence between Israel and Gaza, where some threw rocks at Israeli soldiers, The Associated Press reported.

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