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Turkey denounces Israeli airstrikes

Ankara says civilian deaths are ‘unacceptable’ after an Israeli airstrike targeted an apartment complex in Gaza

Turkey has condemned Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip, calling for de-escalation amid an exchange of IDF airstrikes and rocket fire from Palestinian militants. Washington, meanwhile, has expressed full support for the Jewish state.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said “strongly” condemned the Israeli airstrikes on Friday, calling for “restraint and common sense” while emphasizing the need “to put an immediate end to these events before they escalate into a new conflict.”

“We find it unacceptable that civilians, including children, have lost their lives in attacks,” the ministry said, adding “We are deeply concerned about the rising tensions in the region following the attacks.”

The comments came after Israel launched a new offensive on Gaza earlier Friday, ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’, which began with airstrikes on a building and reportedly killed a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander. , a Gaza-based militant group. The Israeli army said it targeted up to 20 additional PIJ fighters, while Palestinian authorities reported at least 10 non-combatants killed, including a five-year-old girl.

In the early hours of Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had shelled other PIJ sites in Gaza, used “for the production of explosives”, as well as several PIJ “Rocket Launcher” share pictures of certain outputs.

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Israel Calls Pentagon Over Gaza Strikes

Ahead of a call between Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin, Washington’s envoy to Israel Tom Nides said that “The United States firmly believes that Israel has the right to protect itself,” but added that officials were “engage with different parties and urge all parties for calm.”

The United Nations, for its part, announced “deep concern” on the resumption of hostilities, triggering the indignation of the Israeli ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, who castigated the international body for having made “false immoral comparisons” between Israeli and Palestinian forces “The Terrorists.”


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