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Turkey condemns latest Israeli attack on Gaza

Israeli army hits Gaza Strip during Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Sena Guler   | 16.04.2021
Turkey condemns latest Israeli attack on Gaza

ANKARA

Turkey’s presidential spokesman on Friday condemned Israel’s latest attack on Gaza.

“We strongly condemn Israel's airstrike on Gaza during the (Muslim) holy month of Ramadan,” Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter.

He reiterated Turkey’s support for the Palestinian nation and called on Israel to “immediately” cease the attacks.

Omer Celik, the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party spokesman, also took to Twitter to condemn the attack.

“Israel once again attacked Gaza in the month of Ramadan,” he said, adding that the attack was unacceptable in terms of humanity.

“Israel has shown once again that it does not care about any humanitarian values,” Celik said, adding that Turkey will never leave Palestinian people alone.

On Thursday, the Israeli army claimed on Twitter that it hit targets belonging to the Palestinian resistance group Hamas, an ammunition factory, and a tunnel used for weapons shipments in Gaza.

No casualties were reported in the attack, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter in the field.

The densely populated Gaza Strip has been under an Egyptian-Israeli blockade since 2007 when Hamas took over the strip.

The blockade has undermined living conditions in the coastal enclave.

More than 2,160 Palestinians were killed, most of them civilians, and some 11,000 injured in an Israeli onslaught against the Gaza Strip in 2014. Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
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