Erdogan: Israel committing massacre in  Gaza 

Turkish prime minister  resumes tough rhetoric against Israel claiming it failed to annihilate Strip by  withholding food, medications and therefore now trying to subdue it with  airstrikes

Aviel Magnezi

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan harshly slammed Israel on Tuesday claiming it is committing a massacre in Palestine in the  backdrop of the recent flare-upon the Gaza border area.

Speaking at the Turkish parliament, Erdogan described Gaza as the world’s  largest open air prison. He added that Israel is continuing its massacre in Gaza  with airstrikes after failing to annihilate it by withholding food and  medication.

Ignoring the fact that most of the Palestinian fatalities in the current  round of violence were terrorists, Erdogan stated that “twenty-three Gazas lost  their lives in the past five days, including children on their way to school.”

He added, “A genocide has been committed slowly but systematically in  Palestine since the beginning of the 20th century.”

Erdogan said that “the resistance fighters” were not militants or terrorists,  but dissidents who are protecting their rights and their lands. Erdogan linked  violence in the south to anti-Muslim events around the world and addressed the  murder of 16 Afghans by a US soldier earlier this week. He said he wished the  Afghan and Palestinian fatalities “revenge from Allah.”

He added, “I once more reiterate my call to Israel to end its inhumane attack  on Gaza and Palestine’s territories, and I particularly call on Israeli  citizens, who are also victims of a genocide, to object to genocide attempts  against Palestinians and ask their state to end state terrorism.”