Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has continued to be a thorn in Israel’s side, as well as the NATO alliance, given that on Friday he was in Germany and aggressively denounced Israel’s military operation against Hamas and Gaza.
Erdogan made things awkward for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz while the two hosted a joint press conference in Berlin. The Turkish leader not only reiterated his calls for an immediate ceasefire, but went so far as to say that what Israel is doing is against the Jewish religion.
He denounced attacks on children and civilians in hospitals as being contrary to the Jewish holy book. “Shooting hospitals or killing children does not exist in the Torah, you can’t do it,” Erdogan said. He then highlighted the large and growing casualties among Palestinian women, children and elderly, and even mentioned attacks on churches.
“Does Israel target hospitals, houses of worship and churches? Yes, it does. I, as a Muslim, am disturbed by this,” he said, as translated by Turkish…
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