Furthermore, he once again defended that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are a “moral army” and that they fight to “eliminate the most abominable and brutal terrorist organization in the world”.
In addition to Netanyahu’s statement, Benny Gantz, minister of the Israeli war cabinet, also made comments regarding the positions expressed by the Turkish president, classifying them as “blatant distortions of reality and a desecration of the memory of the Holocaust”.
“Hamas was the organization that perpetrated a despicable massacre. Removing the threat of Hamas from the citizens of Israel is an existential necessity and an unparalleled moral imperative,” wrote Gantz, also on Platform X.
At this Wednesday’s event (27/12), the president of Turkey reinforced his complaints against Israeli violence and the number of Palestinian deaths, mainly of children and women. Erdogan said that since October 7, hostilities in Gaza had acted as “a litmus test” that made it clear who sought to exploit “human rights and dignity.”
He then criticized those who “act as apostles of democracy”, including the United Nations (UN) Security Council, international media organizations and the European Union: “they have failed in this crisis”.