Gaza : UN, US, Israel, Lies, Increasing Isolation and Straight Talking Turkey
Turkish P.M. Erdoğan:
Humanity watching Gaza tragedy like a movie.Read the rest of this refreshingly "real" report right here.
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
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