Turkey urges Israel to end attacks on Gazans

ANKARA

Turkey’s presidential spokesperson on Tuesday called on Israel to stop its attacks on Gazans and the international community to take responsibility in response to Israel’s recent attacks.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency in the capital Ankara, Ibrahim Kalin said: “These attacks have once more shown Israel’s unlawful, tyrant and occupant stance.”

“These attacks on the Gazan people should be immediately stopped. The international community, which has kept silent over Israeli attacks, should take responsibility and act,” he said.

Five Palestinians were martyred in renewed Israeli attacks in Gaza on Tuesday and Monday following rocket fire from the seaside territory. The Israeli army said more than 20 people were injured by rocket fire.

Monday’s attacks came one day after seven Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed in an undercover Israeli operation in the blockaded enclave.

Since March, more than 200 Palestinians have been martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli army fire during protests demanding the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral home in what is now Israel.

Source: AA