Turkey recalls ambassadors to Israel, US over Gaza ‘genocide’

Israel is a terrorist state,’ Erdogan says of response to Hamas-led riots on border; Foreign Ministry says it has not received official notice


14 May 2018,

on May 14, 2018. (AFP Photo/Adrian Dennis)

Turkey on Monday recalled its ambassadors to Israel and the United States in protest of the Israeli military’s deadly response to riots on the Gaza border.

The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag, who also declared three days of mourning over the 55 Palestinians the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said were killed in the riots.

“Israel is wreaking state terror. Israel is a terror state,” Erdogan told Turkish students in London in a speech broadcast by state television. “What Israel has done is a genocide. I condemn this humanitarian drama, the genocide, from whichever side it comes, Israel or America.

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South Africa Withdraws Ambassador in Israel Over Gaza Killings

May 14, 2018

The South African government has condemned “in the strongest terms possible” the latest violence in Gaza and withdrawn its ambassador to Israel after the country’s troops killed at least 50 and injured more than 1,700 unarmed Palestinians who were protesting the U.S. move of its embassy to Jerusalem.
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UN calls emergency meeting on Gaza as Arab world slams Israel

14 May, 2018

Strip border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, March 30, 2018. (AP/Adel Hana)

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Gaza Friday night, after Palestinian officials said 15 Palestinians were killed and over 1,400 more injured in deadly clashes with Israeli troops during a massive border protest.
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