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Turkish premier:
Israel committing massacre in Gaza Strip
  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the Israeli regime for "committing massacre" by intensifying its deadly airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
Wednesday 14 March 2012 11:08
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Israel committing massacre in Gaza Strip
Bfnews:"Twenty-three Gazans lost their lives in the past five days, including children on their way to school," he said in a Tuesday address to the Turkish parliament, Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post reported.

The Turkish primier said that Tel Aviv has resumed its airstrikes on Palestinians after it failed to destroy Gaza by withholding food, fuel and medications.

"A genocide has been committed slowly but systematically in Palestine since the beginning of the 20th century," said Erdogan, describing Gaza as "the largest open air prison in the world.”

He supported the Palestinian resistance fighters who are "protecting their rights and their lands.”

"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," Erdogan said.

More than 25 Palestinians, including children and women, have been killed and dozens of others wounded in Israeli airstrikes since March 9.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blatantly said on Sunday that the Tel Aviv regime will continue airstrikes against Gaza "as long as necessary.”

China, Turkey, Iran, Jordan and the Arab League have condemned the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Israel imposed a war on the Gaza Strip in December 2008-January 2009. More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed in the conflict. 


Source : Press tv