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12 January 2009

Gaza : UN, US, Israel, Lies, Increasing Isolation and Straight Talking Turkey

Turkish P.M. Erdoğan:

Humanity watching Gaza tragedy like a movie.

The international community's silence in the face of Israel's defiance of a UN resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza is unacceptable, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday, stressing that the world has been watching the humanitarian tragedy in Gaza "as if it were watching a movie."

Yesterday the Israeli offensive against Gaza, which was launched on Dec. 27, went into its third week, Erdoğan noted, speaking at a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in Ankara for introducing some of his party's candidates in the upcoming local elections in March.

"Unfortunately, images of brutality that have been shown on televisions around the world in live broadcasts for two weeks and have reached almost every house in the world have not been sufficient for the international community to take a joint stance," Erdoğan said, stressing the huge loss of civilian lives that has resulted from Israel's attacks on Gaza.

"The targeting of schools, hospitals, mosques, ambulances and infrastructure, and firing on facilities belonging to the United Nations and humanitarian convoys have not been sufficient to move consciences. All of humanity is watching this merciless massacre as if it were watching a movie," Erdoğan said.

The UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Israel's offensive against Gaza last week. The resolution was approved Thursday night by a 14-0 vote, with the United States abstaining.


"After the meeting, during which America abstained and 14 of the 15 members adopted the resolution, Israel said it wouldn't recognize this decision
Read the rest of this refreshingly "real" report right here.

*(Cross posted across at 'appletree')

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Blogger Nevin said...

As a Turk, I am not much of a fan of Erdogan, however, I have to agree with him on this particular issue.

The world governments are watching what is going on in Gaza without moving a single finger. I can not say the same for the public. There are thousands of people across the world that are protesting in the streets, including Israel and USA...

12:34 am  
Anonymous tific said...

Seen this?

The players of Israeli basketball team Bnei Hasharon were shocked to see on Tuesday evening that they were not at all welcome in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara.

They were received by some 3,000 Turkish fans with Palestinian flags and “Allahuakbar”s. An Israeli flag was burned in front of the arena.

Link here.

12:47 am  
Blogger Nevin said...

Those guys who attacked the Israeli basketball team are thugs... don't mix up thug behavior with what is going on politically.

I condemn anyone attacking athletes... full stop!

But unfortunately it happens every where.... :(

I wonder what the Israelis would do if Palestinians came to play right now???

I read in Haaret's newspaper yesterday, Israel banned the Arab party inside Israel... What does that tell you about Israeli democracy?

You tell me?

1:03 pm  

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