Srinagar: Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gave a history lesson to Israel (occupied Palestine) prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Twitter saying ‘Hamas is not a terrorist organisation’ but ‘its Resistance’.
“Reminder to Netanyahu: Hamas is not a terrorist organization and Palestinians are not terrorists. It is a resistance movement that defends the Palestinian homeland against an occupying power. The world stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine against their oppressors,” Tweeted Erdogan.
Erdogan was responding to Netanyahu’s tweet saying that Turkish premier being supporter of Hamas ‘understands terrorism and slaughter’.
“Erdogan is among Hamas’s biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter. I suggest that he not preach morality to us,” Netanyahu tweeted.
The twitter war between two broke out after Erdogan blatantly called Israel an ‘apartheid state’ and also minced no words to say that Netanyahu has ‘the blood of palestinians on his hands’.
“Netanyahu is the PM of an apartheid state that has occupied a defenceless people’s lands for 60+ yrs in violation of UN resolutions,” Erdogan said.
“He has the blood of Palestinians on his hands and can’t cover up crimes by attacking Turkey,” Erdogan added.
Erdogan – a staunch supporter of the Palestinians – called Israel a “terror state”, and accused it of “genocide” on Monday.
Most of the 61 Palestinians killed on Monday were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza’s health ministry has said.
The death toll include a baby who died from tear gas inhalation and a disabled man.
Turkey announced three days of national mourning and recalled its ambassadors to Israel and the US over the violence which took place on Monday, after Washington made the controversial decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city of Jerusalem.
Erdogan regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause and last year held a summit of Islamic countries to denounce US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Erdogan had earlier called Masjid Al Aqsa a ‘red line for muslim Ummah’ and any attempt to cross that line would have grave consequences.
In a video viral on social networking sites a person, presumably a Palestinians at one of the sites were a face off between Palestinians marchers and Israeli army happened, thanks Turkey and people of the state.
“Today we remember you and the martyrs of flotilla. You stood for us and we remember you today,” The person says holding a turkey flag.
The un verified video was widely circulate after a Facebook page supporting Erdogan posted it on its wall.