Turkey slams Israeli airstrikes — Analysis
Ankara said civilian deaths are “unacceptable” after an Israeli air raid targeted an apartment complex in Gaza
Turkey condemns Israeli military operations in Gaza, and calls for deescalation following an IDF airstrike and rocket fire by Palestinian militants. Washington, however, has expressed its complete support for Israel’s military operations in Gaza.
It was confirmed by the Turkish Foreign Ministry “strongly”The Israeli Airstrikes of Friday were condemned and called for an end to them. “restraint and common sense”While stressing the importance “to immediately end these events before they turn into a new conflict.”
“We find it unacceptable that civilians, including children, lost their lives in attacks,”According to the ministry, they added “We are deeply concerned about the rising tension in the region after the attacks.”
The comments came after Israel opened a new offensive on Gaza earlier on Friday, ‘Operation Breaking Dawn,’ which commenced with airstrikes on an apartment building and allegedly killed a senior commander in Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a Gaza-based militant group. Israel’s military said it targeted up to 20 additional PIJ fighters, while Palestinian authorities reported at least 10 noncombatants killed, including a five-year-old girl.
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Early Saturday morning, Israel Defense Forces reported that it attacked other PIJ sites within Gaza. “for the production of explosives,”Additionally, there are many PIJs “rocket launchers,”Sharing footageSome of these sorties.
Ahead of a call between Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and his American counterpart Lloyd Austin, Washington’s envoy to Israel Tom Nides declared that “the United States firmly believes that Israel has a right to protect itself,”However, it was added that the officials were “engaging with different parties and urge all sides for calm.”
As a result, the United Nations has spoken “deep concern” over the renewed hostilities, triggering outrage from Israel’s UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan, who blasted the international body for making “false immoral comparisons”Between Israeli and Palestinian forces “terrorists.”
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