Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said Israel is conducting ethnic cleansing against Palestinians as Israel’s mostly air offensive against Gaza left more than 100 people, mostly civilians, dead. 

Erdo?an, addressing his deputies in a parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday, said Israel is undermining peace and international law in the region and committing ethnic cleansing in the region.

“Israel is occupying Palestinian lands step-by-step,” Erdo?an said, adding that Israel is terrorizing the region.

The week-old fighting has killed 113 Palestinians, including 54 civilians. The operation was in response to Hamas pounding Israeli towns with rockets. Three Israeli civilians have also been killed in the latest offensive, which started with Israel killing Hamas’ military chief.


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